Deep Gap North Carolina. You drive up a dirt road about 6 miles. It's just South of Standing Indian Shelter. One way to draw a better crowd is to walk up to the shelter in the evening(.9) and invite any hikers either to breakfast or dinner. The other thing to do is to go into Franklin and talk to the folks at Budget Inn and hang a note about your feed. Also the outfitter might be a good spot too. Another good place for a note is Rock Gap shelter which is near the road at Standing Indian Campground. If approaching hikers know where you are set up they will plan to visit. Deep Gap is a good spot because it's a couple of days from any re-supply spots. Later in September is better for catching South bounders, it's about 90 miles north os Springer. You will probably get more section hikers than Thru's. The AT goes 10 feet from the parking lot which will be empty. It's a good place to sleep in your truck.