I grew up in north Georgia and this is close ,mixed pine forest and 215+ mile trail. Nice 2000-2600 peaks(we call them Mountains Ha)
Me and a few others are doing 9 days in November. but wouldn't mind finding a trail partner for trips in OK & TX
Only 3 BPLer's in Ok
It is really nice and it is 4 hours or less from DFW.
Also check out Ozark Highland Trail in Ft. Smith,AR