I may possibly be able to join you. When you finalize the dates let me know.
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I might try to work it out too, keep me posted.
If you do the AT thru the Smokies, aren't you supposed to reserve and use the shelters? I think I've heard they frown on hammocks. If this is true the Lakeshore trail and primitive sites might be better.
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I'm interested if the dates work out. All the literature I've read including the GSMNP website confirms what Stoikurt says regarding shelter camping only on the AT through GSMNP. That's a real drag. Just makes me want to stealth camp through there just because. jk. I've yet to do the Lakeshore Trail. It gets good reviews and might be less crowded anyway. Keep me posted on the planning. Sounds like fun.
I too am following the thread. Sounds like fun. But, Im with everyone else, depends on how the days work out. BD
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