Thanks for having me in your great forum. This looks like a site with tons of useful info that I plan to dig in and use.
I am a moderately experienced Backpacker,. I am now involved as a leader in a Boy Scout Troop.
We are hoping to do a fifty mile trek along the AT in SW Virginia this August. Our troop is comprised of mostly younger scouts. What I was thinking is that there would be a stretch of the AT leaving Mt Rogers going south that would give us a few days of less strenuous packing until we built up a little stamina.
We have to do fifty miles in five days.
Do any of you have a route that you could suggest?