The Old Settlers Trail is a fairly new trail when you consider how old the park is. The trail isn't on my 1973 map of the Smokies. That area was owned by the Parton family.
There are times that the only way you can do something is alone – that waiting on the convenience of others means that a lot of opportunities will pass you by
Religion was invented when the first con man met the first fool.” ― Mark Twain
Who cares about showers, gourmet food, using flush toilets. Just keep on walking and being away from it all.