Smoky Mountain Trip
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Jackie Barker
(littlerunner) - M
Smoky Mountain Trip on 04/27/2010 09:32:38 MDT Print View

Taking a group of Scouts to the Smokys last week of June. Looking to do about 40 miles. Thinking Fontana Dam to Newfound Gap. Any other suggestions for the area. Have been working to get my group lightened up.

Jackie Barker
(littlerunner) - M
Smoky Mountains on 04/27/2010 09:33:59 MDT Print View

Fontana to Newfound Gap on A.T. Forgot to put that in

Michael Rasmussen
(michaeldr) - MLife

Locale: Southeast
Smoky Mountain Trip on 04/27/2010 09:57:07 MDT Print View

Another nice trip is going south from Fontana dam to Nantahala on the AT. I believe it is around 35-40 miles if you leave from the dam. It is a difficult hike, but beautiful scenery.

Bradford Rogers
(Mocs123) - MLife

Locale: Southeast Tennessee
Re: Smoky Mountain Trip on 04/27/2010 10:06:04 MDT Print View

I actually like the other side of the park on the AT better (Newfound Gap to Davenport Gap) than the "south" side. If you are taking scouts, just know that the maximum group size is 8 and you have to stay at, and have reservations for the shelters. They only have space for 12 and they have 4 spots reserved for thru hikers in March, April, and May, but I think they stop by June.

Jeffrey Kuchera
(frankenfeet)

Locale: Great Lakes
Here you go. on 05/04/2010 14:06:21 MDT Print View

GSMNP info the definitive source

This link should have all the info you need to help you plan your trip. Have a good time. Check out my recent post in the photo gallery for some cool pics of the park.

Edited by frankenfeet on 05/04/2010 14:09:19 MDT.

Scott Lehr
(lehrscott4) - F

Locale: Louisville - KY
Re: Smoky Mountain Trip on 05/06/2010 06:59:36 MDT Print View

I agree completely. I absolutely love the Nantahala area.

Jackie Barker
(littlerunner) - M
smoky mountains on 05/15/2010 09:03:36 MDT Print View

Well time issues and some members of my party concerned of too many miles in 4 days. Have decided to do Snakeden Ridge,Maddron Bald & Gabes Mountain out of Cosby Campground.Ive done this trip before in two days. We are going to take three this time. Should be easy enjoyable trip,would like to make more miles myself. Its tough to find folks that will get into shape & also adopt a lighter weight philosophy.

Bradford Rogers
(Mocs123) - MLife

Locale: Southeast Tennessee
Re: smoky mountains on 05/16/2010 17:10:58 MDT Print View

If you are in the southeast check us out here:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=228683055956&ref=mf

Eddy Walker
(Ewker)

Locale: southeast
Re: Re: smoky mountains on 05/17/2010 12:31:30 MDT Print View

sure wish you didn't have to be a member of facebook to join your site Brad

Siegmund Beimfohr
(SigBeimfohr) - M
Re: smoky mountains on 05/17/2010 12:59:48 MDT Print View

Agreed. I will not do facebook for any reason.

Bradford Rogers
(Mocs123) - MLife

Locale: Southeast Tennessee
Re: Re: Re: smoky mountains on 05/17/2010 13:36:18 MDT Print View

I'd love to use Meetup or another site like that, but hate to fork over $150 for the use of the site.

Eddy Walker
(Ewker)

Locale: southeast
Re: Re: Re: Re: smoky mountains on 05/17/2010 14:16:38 MDT Print View

I totally understand not wanting to pay for meetup. Seems their prices keep going up and up.

I can read the wall, see the trips listed and see the pictures that are posted but that is about it. I know how to get in touch with you but no way could I keep up with your pace!!