Interested to know what everyone's favorite (and least favorite) campsites are in the GSMNP. If we're going to have to pay for them, might as well pay for a good one!
My experience is mostly on the NC side of the park. So here goes mine:
47 Enloe Creek - not the best tent sites as they sit right on the trail (but it's a mostly unused trail I think). But the setting on Roaring Fork is fantastic. Literally…Continue
I've been doing a fair amount of spring/summer/fall backpacking the last few years but nothing in the winter. I'm planning an MLK wkd trip (Deep Creek) and want to make sure I'm prepared gear-wise. I've browsed some other boards but the recs are all over the place depending on the locale. Am curious to hear from those that do a lot of winter backpacking in the Smokies.
My primary concerns are around my tent and keeping my hands/feet warm.
Tent - for camping at spots in the…Continue
Any of you been to Turtle Island Preserve near Boone? I had never heard of it but it looks and sounds amazing. Unfortunately they have been shut down, at least temporarily, by the local government.