Part one in this two-part post covers the Appalachian Trail from the Georgia/North Carolina border north to Hot Springs, NC:
- 384.7 miles total in NC/TN
18 Days from the GA/NC border to Hot Springs, NC
- 38 total days spent in NC/TN
Highest elevation: Clingman’s Dome – 6,643 feet
With nearly 200 miles of trail that weaves on or close to the NC/TN border, I’ve decided to combine the two states into two shared posts. When you are hiking this section, it can be hard to distinguish what state you are in – distinguishing the two while writing about them is just as hard. Thus, you’ll get to read about the awesomeness that is North Carolina and Tennessee in TWO WHOLE POSTS.