wow, after reading up on so much im ready to go. planning unicoi to hot springs right now, kahtahdin 2007. i feel like im cheating but i dont. i was born and raised in georgia and dont want to back-track the extra fifty miles of three thousand elevation climb. but like some say you have to hike your hike. unicoi and hiawasee should be my natural starting point. march 12th, see ya in the smokies.