Originally Posted by JohnHuth
I hiked with my son in NC for a stretch on his thru-hike in mid-March. We went from the NOC, past Fontana Dam into the Smokies. It was quite pleasant. Definitely bring a tent, though, the shelters can be very crowded with NOBO's.
The high parts of the Smokies can get some nasty storms in March - even for an experienced backpacker, it's something to take note of.
Having a little fun the day before our hike. Was blowing over 80mph up top today.
Hopefully better tomorrow.
Updated 08-31-2015 at 23:43 by Kaptainkriz
My sister and I made it up and over Blood Mountain. It was a great hike. Went about 11.3 miles that hike. We are looking forward to out next section hike.
Originally Posted by TheRealVSky
Trail Name -- No Trail name yet
Direction -- NoBo
Estimated Start Date -- Feb 29-Apr 1 (uncertain)
Approach Trail -- yes
Hi Everyone! I'm Paull (yep, 2 L's) and this is my first post! I've been reading the forums for a while now, I've just never actually registered to comment until now. Well, I've made the commitment to a 2016 Thru-Hike.
He's the backstory:
My 15.5 year old dog that I've had since he was 5 weeks old in February
Getting ready to join another hiker in GA for a week on the AT.
Flight reservations - Check
Gear - 'Almost' Check
As a relative newbie its exciting as heck! The shakedown on my last hike took 10lbs out of my pack - got it down to 30lbs... I was in the Smokies and most of the journey was down hill so life wasn't too bad. This time Ive changed a few pieces of gear and cut down on the 'what-ifs' so hoping that my pack is a bit lighter.
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