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Hiking Plans 2018

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      Three months out and the planning is in full swing. Smoking Sox and occasional guest section hiker Sheep's Head will fly down from Boston to Charlotte then rent a car to get over to Standing Bear Hostel. Tortoise daughter will drive over from Raleigh and meet me at Sams Gap and then drive us down to Hot Springs. After a shuttle down to Standing Bear, we all meet up and start the hike.

      Tortoise daughter finishes in Hot Springs and drives home. The remaining trio finishes at Sams Gap then drives back down to Standing Bear to retrieve the rental car. Prolly do a post-hike celebration in Asheville before splitting up the next morning to head for home.

      That will leave us ~131 miles from Winding Stair Gap to the north side of the Smokies. It would be nice to take around 10 days to finish that piece in one section hike.
      Trudgin' along the AT since 2003. Completed Sections: Springer Mountain to Winding Stair Gap NC, and Sams Gap NC/TN (I-26) to Franconia Notch NH.