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    Benton MacKaye Trail

    Has anyone thru hiked this trail or large parts of it? I have Rock's guide, but any pointers or advice would be appreciated. i'll be doing it in December/January and going NOBO.
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    talk to 10-K on WB. He thru-hiked it earlier this yr
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewker View Post
    talk to 10-K on WB. He thru-hiked it earlier this yr
    thanks. i know, but i would like some advice from here
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    I have made tentative plans several times, but they keep getting pushed to the right. I will be keeping an eye on this thread for my own curiousity.

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    Hi KK. I saw your thread over at Whiteblaze. I am seriously considering doing it this December - retiring effective 12/1 from one job and hope to hit the BMT a week later, southbound. I'll probably get off for Christmas for a few days and then go back and finish it. I'm going back to work in January in a different job...

    I've got Rock's book and the maps too. So many places are closed that time of year that I think I will probably put out some caches. For instance I could put one at Smokemont and the Road to Nowhere and TwentyMile and so forth. Of course it would take a couple of days or more to hide all the caches, but it might be worth it. It could certainly save a lot of time as opposed to trying to get to town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forrest View Post
    I've got Rock's book and the maps too. So many places are closed that time of year that I think I will probably put out some caches. For instance I could put one at Smokemont and the Road to Nowhere and TwentyMile and so forth. Of course it would take a couple of days or more to hide all the caches, but it might be worth it. It could certainly save a lot of time as opposed to trying to get to town.
    I think it would be a good way to do it.
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