I plan to hit the trail fri morning. When you hike as slow as me u gotta get an early start to keep from seeing the parking lot from your hammock the first nite lol. I,m taking my dog with me so shouldn,t get too lonely ... if you guys find yourselves near there let me know i,d love the company. it,s an out and back hike with no real inbetween roads or access. swampfox is rite about the chatooga section though its nice. read up on ellicotts rock b4 u go. i,ll pm u my phone just in case.