Happy to have found the community! Over the past few weeks or so my boyfriend and I have planned a 3 day hiking trip on a section of the AT. Newfound Gap to Davenport Gap. We searched and planned and found this would be perfect for us. I did not overlook one single detail. Except one. The one we are usual to always check first. Can our German Shepherd hit the trail? Sadly, I read where a hiker had his pup along when first researching and just assumed that was it. The dog is allowed. Well, today we just found when looking up permit info found we were very wrong. Our hike is to begin next weekend.. got the time off work, have our gear ready, and our girl that loves to hit the trail is excited to go, etc but now not sure where we can go.
Any suggestions on a 3/4 day hike in the west side of NC or east side of TN would be great. A LOOP would be even better! I found that there are some loop trails that could be made out of the system in Cherokee National Forest, but when I try to find maps to devise a hike... well, I'm just not putting in the correct search terms or it's not as popular as the AT becuase I can't find much on it at all. That area would be ideal as our pup is allowed, but any suggestions would be appreciated outside of that area as well.
Thanks so much for any ideas sent my way!