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|12-12-2012 04:33 PM|
|ThunderChunky||I'd put it in their cars when I was done with it. Fuckers|
|12-11-2012 11:09 PM|
|12-08-2012 01:27 PM|
|ThunderChunky||I wish parks out here were like that. I like the landscape here better for backcountry camping, but I can't stand all the stupid fucking rules. Can't take a shit without having papers.|
|12-08-2012 12:43 AM|
Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
|12-07-2012 08:08 PM|
|12-07-2012 07:11 PM|
Originally Posted by ShredLife View Post
|12-07-2012 06:33 PM|
|ThunderChunky||We are moving fast so we can stop and stay a while at certain sites like Davenport and Clingmans Dome|
|12-07-2012 09:45 AM|
|Treegreen||Should be fun! Not a stop to smell the roses pace, eh? If you haven't visited it already check out whiteblaze.net. Pretty sweet site dedicated to AT hiking/camping and they often have cool miscellaneous info like hiker meet-ups and trail parties.|
|12-06-2012 12:53 PM|
I know about the whole permits and reservations thing. We plan on spending three or four days. About 15 miles minimum a day. We are gonna enter around Davenport Gap and hike the AP trail taking some detours to see some sites. At Mollies Ridge we are gonna cut north and exit near Cades Cove. Might detour to Fontana Dam too.
Our experience is kind of a long story. Bottom line is we know what we are doing. I have little experience with camping and we both have experience in the backcountry sort of.
|12-06-2012 04:17 AM|
So you are aware if you are in the Smokies you are technically required to camp in the designated campsites or shelters if you're going to follow the AT or be in the backcountry. If Rangers catch you without a permit it can come with a hefty fine. The permits are free and you can get them something like 30 days before heading out, check out the goods here: Backcountry Camping - Backpacking - Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Car camping happens in the "frontcountry" if that's more your style.
Things that would help would be how much backcountry experience you have, and if you hike regularly. There are some pretty mellow loops and there are some loops with some good gain. I guess the next question would be how long are you hoping to be in the backcountry?
It's been a while since I've been back to the motherland, but I pretty much grew up in GSMNP.
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