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    There is no singular "AT"
    It has changed dramatically over the years. And still does, albeit on a smaller scale of reroutes etc today.

    The approach was part of the official AT when it ran from Springer to Mt Oglethorpe. Its the only remaining part of that section you can hike.

    Do what feels right to you. It doesnt matter, obviously.

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    Do the approach trail. It only adds a very small fraction of miles to the overall total.
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    You're starting from Tampa, maybe? It will be the better part of a day to get there. Consider a room at the Len Foote or the lodge at the top of the falls when you get there and start the approach early the next day. Nothing too spectacular about the approach, but at my age I didn't know if I'd ever get back there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunner76 View Post
    Do the approach trail. It only adds a very small fraction of miles to the overall total.
    might as well do all the other blue-blaze trails off the AT too

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    might as well do all the other blue-blaze trails off the AT too
    but not all of them take to the southern trail head. either way the poster asked for our opinons and it is up him or her to decide what is best for their hike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunner76 View Post
    either way the poster asked for our opinons and it is up him or her to decide what is best for their hike.
    LOL The OP made up his mind in post 13 and has moved on to bigger and better things yet this thread lives up. Like the energizer bunny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by max patch View Post
    LOL The OP made up his mind in post 13 and has moved on to bigger and better things yet this thread lives up. Like the energizer bunny.
    silly me...I thought these threads were about getting the last word.
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