HI - I am looking to go to H. Springs the week after Easter to join up with husband who is hiking north on AT ( at his request). From Chesapeake Va on the coast. There is a bus to Asheville and I can get Wild Bill from Walnut to pick me up at the Greyhound. H o w e v e r , I did the bus to Hanover NH last fall and if there is an alternative I'd prefer it. If it works out, I would like to take the little dog. This is the perfect section and season for the little hiking Aussie.