View Full Version : GSM in 4 days?

04-25-2012, 09:51
How realistic is to hike the GSM in 4 days?

1st day: Fontana t Spence Field (16.0 miles)
2nd day: Mt. Collins Shelter (19.8 miles)
3rd day: Tri-Corner Shelter (20.1 miles)
4th day: Davenport Gap (15.7 miles)

We have hiked 18/19 miles days in Nantahala. Do the GSM provide unusual challenges in terms of terrain, elevation changes, etc? We are fit and experienced hikers. Thanks!

04-25-2012, 09:54
Since I've always maintained that the Nantahala NF - at least between Fontana & Winding Stair Gap is noticably tougher than the Smokies, then yes, I think you can do it.

Lone Wolf
04-25-2012, 09:58
should be no problem