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, "dlfrost_1" <dlfrost@...>
> --- In email@example.com, "Coy" <starnescr@> wrote:
> > BTW Cody and I will be
> > doing a hike somewhere in early June. I'll post details later
> > i know when and where but we want something like the Smokies.
> > there, I was thinking of starting at New Found Gap and hiking
> > but i dont want to stay at shelters inside the park. They want
> > stay inside the shelters. I have not looked yet but i know
> > some side trails with campsits. If I can work out a route that
> > allows us to hop off the AT for each night I might try that.
> > for 3 nights right now.
> I might be able to provide some info on hammock sites/options, so
> post tentative schedule when you have one. How many miles a day
> maximum do you plan on?
> Doug Frost
Great, I am still in the thinking stage but will firm up plans
soon. Any suggestions would be great. Right now I am just thinking
of parking somewhere so we can end up back at the same vehicle.
this could be Newfound Gap or one of the Campgrounds on either side
ie Cosby, Deep Creek, Elkmont etc. As for mpd, I am slowly getting
back in shape. I was probably in the worst shape of my life when I
hiked with Dave and Wayne back in January and it made for some tough
climbs. I was coming off a sore knee that had me parked for about a
month. But, I still have no desire to do high miles. I want to take
it easy and feel good at the end of the day. Therefore, I am also
considering some way to split up (on purpose) and let cody and his
friend hike extra miles. This could mean a different campsite for
on night but I want us at the same campsite at least 1 night and
preferably 2 or all 3. With the up and down terrain I will probably
try to hike no more than 10 miles in a day. This may be hard to
plan due to the spacing of the campsites inside the park and is one
reason I wouldnt mind something outside the park where campsites are
more flexible. Another section like Standing Indian would be great
but I am not sure where this is possible further south. The GSMNP is
good because there are lots of loops which makes it easier to park
and do a loop. Of couse if someone like you are Dave can make it it
might be easier to do a hike one way and park at both ends.