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The main visitor center for the Appalachian Trail and one of the most famous landmarks on the entire 2,190-mile national scenic trail. It's considered the 'psychological half-way point' on the Appalachian Trail. All are welcome, from tourists to...more
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I had been interested in the AT for a while, therefore stopping at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy Headquarters was definitely on my list. I was amazed at the quantity and quality of information I was provided when I got there. Dave told many stories, including...More
Though I may never walk the AT, the lore around this hike is attractive. Good documentation and cool 3-D representation of the trail. Amenities available for real hikers passing through like restroom, scales, and lounge.
This was a wonderful stop at a location staffed by wonderful caring professionals who provide amazing historical knowledge of this beautiful American Gem that must be protected for future Americans. Stepping inside is like stopping at a small museum packed with personal histories of the...More
If you ever have plans to walk any major portion of the Appalachian Trail. This place is a necessary visit. All the information and history you could ever need about this historic hike can be found here. The volunteers who work here are friendly and...More
It was fun to explore the history straight from those who have experienced it!!! Hikers from years past have left notes, journals and other memories so that we can all enjoy!! Informative staff and cozy place for through hikers to relax!
We stopped at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy recently. There was a large model of the trail itself and much information about the trail. There was also a lounge for through travelers of the trail....where they had albums of pictures of every Appalachian trail hiker that...More
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This is a very difficult question to answer. The time of year, weather, your physical fitness, and backpacking experience would determine this. As a general rule 3 miles per hour plus an additional 1 hour for every 1000ft of... More
This is a very difficult question to answer. The time of year, weather, your physical fitness, and backpacking experience would determine this. As a general rule 3 miles per hour plus an additional 1 hour for every 1000ft of elevation gain is a good estimate. If you have some experience you should be able to estimate as to what rate you beat (or exceed) this "book time". Plan you route and see if the amount of time necessary moving each day fits your comfort level.
The AT in the Smokeys is rugged and wet. I would recommend just doing a few different overnights on the AT to the Huts and throughout the park such as up to LeConte and day hike Chimney Tops (i think thats whats it called). There is much to do without the commitment of section hiking.