[at-l] Standing Indian Loop

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Mon Mar 22 14:54:57 CDT 2010

The hike up into the Smokies wore me out.
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What do you see as the hardest climb in the South? Going into the Smokies?

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the northbound out of NOC may of been the longest but not the hardest i 
dont think, it didn't get ridiculously steep
Pink Blaze

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That climb, which continues to Cheoah Bald, is a long slog up, that's 
for sure. 

I've taken Boy Scouts there a couple times and the problem is once they 
reach the shelter it's hard to get them up the last 1/2 mile or so to 
the top.

This weekend we're headed to Snowbird Mountain, starting from the 
Waterville exit on I-40, which is another fun climb with a rewarding 
view at the top. 

On Mar 21, 2010 11:03 PM, Frank Looper <nightwalker.at at gmail.com> 

I never thought there was much to it. Been South 2-3 times and North 
4-5 times there. Not absolutely sure.

My opinion of hardest climb in the South was NOC to Sassafras Gap. But 
everyone feels differently.

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