They say what you're doing on New Years Day you'll be doing the rest of the year--well let's hope so.
Wisenber, Spamburgler,Roche and lots of others have Great Smoky Mtn NP in their backyard. We have the Cherokee Nat. Forest....about time to sample some of the trails there other than the 150 miles of the AT that cross it.
We did a quick overnighter on the Rattlesnake Ridge Trail from Rock Creek Park: