I had a chance to get back on the Appalachian Trail for a few days back this fall. This hike was from Clingmans Dome in the Great Smokey Mountains south to Fontana Dam. I have been considering going back to hike the northern half of the Smokies or even taking a week
off to hike from Springer to Hiwasee or Franklin. I am going to see how much I get done this next month.