This is a classic Smokies manway experience that we completed a while back. If there were ever a trail that needs to be put back on the map, in my opinion, it is this one. Of course, that would piss off all us bushwhackers and I know who clips that one out for us. Finding the start of this route is the toughest part. And I'm not going to tell. The manway story is at the end of this trip report.
I am told that we came across a site of historical significance with regard to the Meigs Line. After publishing this story, I received correspondence from a guy that is summarized here. http://www.southernhighlanders.com/meigs_line.htm
It made the trip that much more special for Dave, George and myself. These are the Smokies trips that take one truly to the "back of beyond".