I've gotten great information on the hike from VA620 back to Daleville(220). Here where I am now since I understand it's a 13 mile hike in to the first shelter and not good tent camping until we're 7-8 miles in. We've hiked Thunderhead and other trails in the Smokies (6,000ft+ el) but we always go cautiously with new sections. Tell me what you think? herb
1st day/1st night - Start Hike at VA 620 to a Tent Campsite ~8.0 miles
2nd day/2nd night - Tent Campsite to Catawba Mt. Shelter or Boy Scout Shelter, VA 6.0-7.0 miles
3rd day/3rd night - Campbell Shelter, VA to Lamberts Meadow Shelter, VA is 6.0 miles.
4th day/4th night - Lamberts Meadow Shelter, VA to Daleville VA (VA 220) Econolodge 9.4 miles