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Hiking, Smoky Mountains, Southeast / 21.09.2017

March 20, 2015 around noon Newfound Gap The hike plan: AT to Boulevard trail 2.7 miles, Boulevard to Le Conte shelter 5.4 miles. (Total Mileage - 8.1 miles) Newfound Gap shortly after reopening of Hwy 441. There was some snow and ice the night before, but I had good timing in reaching the Smokies just minutes after the road opened. Once hiking, I soon wished that I had my Yak Tracks to help hiking across many treacherous ice patches. I picked my way along rocks and the edge of the trail wherever possible...

Featured Articles, Hiking, Snowbird Wilderness, Southeast, Trail Guides / 02.09.2017

Trail Guide - Mitchell Lick Trail No. 154 (2.5 miles) From signed intersection with King Meadows Trail near Hooper Bald, Mitchell Lick Trail frequently follows old logging roads approximately 2.5 miles to a signed (barely legible and rotten sign) trail junction at the upper end of Snowbird Creek trail.  Mitchell Lick Trail allows for a nice overnight hike using King Meadows trail to make a loop that includes the entire length of Snowbird Creek trail.  A side trip to the top of Hooper Bald would be a worthwhile addition...