We wanted to do this hike because it was the "highest peak East of the Mississippi." We have done some tough hikes so were prepared to work hard, but wow! This hike is an uphill climb for almost the entire 3000' climb. The terrain itself is tough with roots, slippery rocks, little streams along the way. We were prepared with plenty of food and water, good hiking shoes, etc but it was still a very difficult climb. If you are going to do this hike make sure you are prepared to spend a good part of your day, bring the proper food/water and make sure you are in good physical shape.
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