View Full Version : Anyone hiking the south in the fall?

06-02-2009, 04:43
I'm kicking around about 5 different ideas for my time-limited hike this year but am most keen to hike from Springer to Erwin starting around 22 September, just wondering if anyone else is going to be out there that time of year? It will be nice to hike the south without the crowds, but some folks around might be nice.

06-02-2009, 05:38
I'm tentatively planning to hike Fontana to Erwin in Oct. No firm dates yet.

06-02-2009, 08:47
My buddy and I are hiking Fontana Dam to Davenport Gap 9/19 to 9/25 :cool:

06-02-2009, 11:23
I'm looking to cover either Erwin to Davenport Gap, or Standing Indian to Newfound Gap, probably in October and assuming that knee surgery goes well (torn meniscus).

06-02-2009, 11:46
Possibly doing Springer to Neels over Labor Day weekend. In the middle of a house purchase right now so everything is in the air.

06-02-2009, 11:48
Also doing Devils Fork Gap to Erwin Oct 2-4. But its a pain trying to find rooms w/ the Apple Fest going that weekend.

06-03-2009, 07:28
Sounds good, maybe we'll cross paths this fall, I booked my trip I'm starting in GA on 21 September and hiking to Erwin.

06-03-2009, 10:08
If you can cover those 300+ miles in 11 days, you're a better hiker than me. Good Luck!

06-03-2009, 11:42
Early fall is a terrific time to be on the trail. You'll find some hikers out there, but it won't be crowded. Enjoy it.

The Solemates
06-03-2009, 13:22
i hike in the south every fall. been doin it for years :D

El Toro '94
06-10-2009, 08:06
Looking at leaving DWG in late Oct. headed for Springer.

06-10-2009, 18:55
I'm planning to hike 19E (Elk Park) to Damascus some time in October.

06-11-2009, 01:07
My plans are finalized, taking the train to Gainesville on 20 September and starting at Springer on 21 September, hiking to atleast Erwin

06-11-2009, 12:13
I'm thinking of doing hogpen gap (about half day north of Neel's gap) to Fontana starting the last week of September. Sounds like I may see some of you going either direction.