[pct-l] Fwd: AT and Springer Mt. Question
wayneskraft at comcast.net
Fri Sep 1 09:43:34 CDT 2006
> I've never been there, but I understand that Springer Mountain at
> the southern AT terminus is not accessible by road and is a 7 mile
> hike from Amicalola State Park, which just happens to be the
> closest trailhead for the trip up Springer Mountain. I understand
> there's a lodge there where a gnarly trail pirate could spend the
> night in a comfy bed and partake of a sumptuous breakfast before
> waddling off for Springer Mountain.
> Wayne Kraft
> On Sep 1, 2006, at 3:04 AM, Hiker97 at aol.com wrote:
>> There is a state park several miles from Springer Mt. and the
>> terminus of the AT. I was there about 6 years ago.
>> I seem to remember that it had a big wooden arch for the beginning
>> of the
>> AT. There was even a hiker hotel on a hill above the park. The
>> park seem to
>> be real beginning of the trail. May be it was a convenient
>> starting point for
>> a NoBo AT hike. But I think it was 8 miles from Springer Mt.
>> That does not
>> make sense to me.
>> What is this park in relationship to the AT?
>> I was going to drive up to Springer Mt. and see the southern AT
>> but for some reason I could not. I do not remember why. I am old.
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