By Robert "Sly" Sylvester

The 2014 Appalachian path 'Thru Hikers' spouse is a smart asset for any via hiker or capability thruhiker. additionally priceless in making plans shorter journeys or day hikes The significant other has the newest information at the Appalachian path. The Appalachian path Conservancy and the Appalachian lengthy Distance Hikers organization collaborate every year on a advisor specifically designed for capability thru-hikers who wish the elemental details for a 5- to six-month trek within the woods, at an affordable fee, but in addition wish the journey of checking out the extras for themselves. Edited by way of Robert "Sly" Sylvester, with study through greater than 3 dozen thru-hiker volunteers in 14 states, sponsored through the first-hand info of the Trail's volunteer and employees maintainers and bosses and wide details from the 2014 A.T.

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Water source is a spring located downhill behind the old shelter, on the west side of the Trail. 5 inches. Long Branch Shelter (2013)—Timber frame, sleeps 8. Privy. Water is on right of side trail to shelter. Rock Gap Shelter (1965)—Sleeps 8. Privy. Bear cables. 5 mile from the road. Water source is a spring to the left and behind the shelter. , Franklin, NC 28734. S. C. O. ZIP 28734: M–F 8:30–5, Sa 9–12; (828) 524-3219]. Turn page for map. com>, will be held Mar 28–29 and include food, music, and entertainment at 6 o’clock each evening at the Sapphire Inn Motel on East Main Street.

Bear cables. Gap was named to indicate the existence of two springs, one on each side of the state line and both now unreliable. The better water source is on the North Carolina side, 15 yards from the crest; second source is on the Tennessee side, 35 yards from the crest. 213 Clingmans Dome—At 6,643 feet, this 214 215 216 Bradleys View 217 Pecks Corner Shelter 218 219 220 Mt. Sequoyah 221 Mt. T. There are no feet-on-the-ground views from the tree-clad summit, but the observation tower provides 360-degree views.

Com>, (865) 436-8283, hiker shuttles, dog-shuttling and boarding. 7 miles north of Newfound Gap, leads 5 miles to the summit of Mt. LeConte. lecontelodge. com>, are located at the top (reservations required; $132pp includes B/D). The round-trip to this spectacular peak is worth it, if you have the time. Shelters North of Newfound Gap—GSMNP has five shelters between Newfound Gap and Davenport Gap. Icewater Spring Shelter (1963/1999)—Sleeps 12. Privy. Bear cables. T. Charlies Bunion—Views of Mt. LeConte to the west.

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