Hi all, this is my first post, but I've been watching and reading other posts for a while. I'm an avid day hiker, living only a few minutes from the trail, and my gradparents property actually borders that National Forest Property in the Ty River/Harper's Creek Shelter section of the trail in VA. I've logged many day miles, but have only been on a few weekend hikes.
I'm planning to hike SNP sometime in late June of '09. I've been planning on doing this for a while and already have a few supplies. The trip was supposed to take place in '08, but a baby postponed things a little! I'm wondering if anyone has any general advice. I don't want to bring too many things, but I want to pack the things I'll need. Are there any specific items that I definately should have or should not have? I'm also curious about how many changes/what types of clothes I need for the trip. Also, does anyone recommend any specific shelters or campsites in the park? Any advice is welcome.