and had a few questions. Im not crazy about the idea of staying in the shelters. I have only tent camped in the past.
1-Can you use a bivy in the shelter or would that take too much room.
2-If not, what do people do to keep the mice/bugs off them at night?
3-Is carrying a tent required? If not is it recommended even if we have shelter reservations
4-We plan on a 5 day thru of the GSMNP so I was wondering if we should carry 5 days of food or if there is anywhere to replinish along the way.