[at-l] Fontana to Davenport Gap

Cutter cutter78 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 30 13:24:08 CDT 2011


Cooler heads prevailed. We were able to secure reservations at campsite 113,
which is just past Shuckstack, so we've added another night on the trail.


On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 12:26 PM, Cutter <cutter78 at gmail.com> wrote:

> The roughest day will be the first one. We go from Fontana to Spence Field,
> which if memory serves me correctly is about 19 miles. That's followed by
> stays at Mt. Collins and Tricorner Knob before hiking out at Davenport Gap.
>
> Actually, to be truthful we might cut out two miles earlier and hike out on
> the Chestnut Branch Trail. The mileage will be roughly the same, but the
> shortcut will get us quicker to Big Creek Ranger Station where I'm leaving a
> car.
>
> We thought about trying to do this hike in three days, but I can't afford
> to hire a helicopter to airlift me out, which would be required after that
> kind of hike.
>
>
>
> On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 11:58 AM, Tom Fort <tom at tjfort.net> wrote:
>
>> the entire smokies in 4 days?  wow.
>>
>> Quoting Cutter **:
>>
>> I'm interested to see the outcome of my hike next week. I'll be
>> thru-hiking the Smokies in four days.
>>
>> I haven't done a lot of hiking this year -- just 8 miles last Sunday and
>> nothing much else since April.
>>
>> Still, so long as I don't finish with bloody stumps for legs, it should
>> all be good.
>>
>> Cutter
>>
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