[at-l] Noryth Half of the Smokies

Felix J AThiker at smithville.net
Sun Sep 25 06:54:43 CDT 2011

On 9/24/2011 10:08 PM, Jim Smith wrote:
> It's very doable. In fact, depending on your hiking speed, 
> allowing 3 1/2 days may be too much. In July I hiked from 
> Mt. Collins to Davenport Gap in 2 days and I'm no speedster.
> -- Jim Smith
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> On Sep 24, 2011 8:05 PM, RSB750 at aol.com <RSB750 at aol.com> 
> wrote:
> In mid October how is the hike from New Found Gap to 
> Davenport Gap at I 40?
> I am thinking of  getting a start around noon on a Sunday 
> and covering the 32 miles by  sundown on Wednesday.
> Is that doable?     Anyone familiar with this area this 
> time of year?
> thoughts?

Yes, very doable. the Trail will be crowded between Newfound 
and Charlie's Bunyon on Sunday. You planning on staying at 
Icewater?  Once you get up to Sweat Heifer Trail cut-off 
there isn't much more upward climbing going northbound. 
Smooth, beautiful sailing...

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