289.7 / 289.7 miles 100.0% Baxter Creek Trailhead

Trail Journal Chapters

  1. Preparation (4/1/2019 - 4/14/2019)
  2. Part 1 (4/15/2019 - 4/30/2019)
  3. Intermission (5/1/2019 - 6/24/2019)
  4. Part 2 (6/25/2019 - 7/5/2019)

Preparation
April 1, 2019 - April 14, 2019

  1. Why the Benton MacKaye Trail?
    4/1/2019 2:20 pm
  2. Benton MacKaye Trail Gear Changes
    4/12/2019 6:29 pm
  3. Gear on the Benton MacKaye Trail
    4/12/2019 6:33 pm
  4. Benton MacKaye Trail Planning
    4/13/2019 10:53 pm
  5. On the way to the Benton MacKaye Trail
    4/14/2019 10:09 pm

Part 1
April 15, 2019 - April 30, 2019

  1. Day 1: Approaching the Wilderness
    Underwood Creek (2.3 miles)
    4/15/2019 9:32 pm
  2. Day 2: “Do you know where the nearest parking lot is?”
    Toccoa River (15.1 miles)
    4/16/2019 8:56 pm
  3. Day 3: Three Mountains, Half a View
    Payne Gap (27.1 miles)
    4/17/2019 9:05 pm
  4. Day 4: Racing the Storm
    Campsite 46.1 (46.1 miles)
    4/18/2019 9:35 pm
  5. Day 5: A Soggy, Dreary Day ... Perfect For Being In Town
    US 76 / Blue Ridge (50.6 miles)
    4/19/2019 9:32 pm
  6. Day 6: Roadwalk in the Rain
    Hatley Gap (62.3 miles)
    4/20/2019 9:49 pm
  7. Day 7: The Remnants Of Winter
    Peter Cove Branch (76.3 miles)
    4/21/2019 9:26 pm
  8. Day 8: Goodbye Georgia, Hello Tennessee!
    Thunder Rock Campground (93.7 miles)
    4/22/2019 9:25 pm
  9. Day 9: Goodbye, Toccoa River, We Hardly Knew Ye
    Lost Creek (107.6 miles)
    4/23/2019 9:27 pm
  10. Day 10: The Flooded River
    Hiwassee River Campsite 120.2 (120.2 miles)
    4/24/2019 9:27 pm
  11. Day 11: An Unexpected Ride
    TN 68 / Ducktown (127.1 miles)
    4/25/2019 9:07 pm
  12. Day 12: Trail Town Hopping
    TN 68 / Tellico Plains (127.1 miles)
    4/26/2019 9:19 pm
  13. Day 13: A Lazy Day in Tellico Plains
    TN 68 / Tellico Plains (127.1 miles)
    4/27/2019 9:28 pm
  14. Day 14: Trekking Poles Are Not Salt Licks
    Sandy Gap (140.4 miles)
    4/28/2019 9:34 pm
  15. Day 15: Precipice
    Brookshire Creek Campsite 148.3 (148.3 miles)
    4/29/2019 9:28 pm
  16. Day 16: Departure
    Tellico River (155.4 miles)
    4/30/2019 9:51 pm

Intermission
May 1, 2019 - June 24, 2019

  1. Recovery Road Trip Day 1: The Cherohala Skyway
    5/1/2019 10:41 pm
  2. Recovery Road Trip Day 2: Starting the Blue Ridge Parkway
    5/2/2019 8:59 pm
  3. Recovery Road Trip Day 3: More Blue Ridge Parkway
    5/3/2019 11:45 pm
  4. Return to Trail Preparations
    6/16/2019 9:08 am
  5. Hungry Hiker
    6/24/2019 11:20 pm

Part 2
June 25, 2019 - July 5, 2019

  1. Day 17: Fantastic Sunsets Are Why We’re Out Here
    Whigg Meadow (162.8 miles)
    6/25/2019 9:43 pm
  2. Day 18: Overgrown Balds
    Nichols Cove (178.3 miles)
    6/26/2019 8:04 pm
  3. Day 19: Trail Maintenance Requested. Bring Lawnmower.
    Fontana Village Lodge (191.6 miles)
    6/27/2019 11:05 pm
  4. Day 20: Zero at Fontana Village
    Fontana Village Lodge (191.6 miles)
    6/28/2019 10:50 pm
  5. Day 21: The Great Smoky Mountains National Tick Refuge
    Possum Hollow (Campsite 88) (206.5 miles)
    6/29/2019 9:40 pm
  6. Day 22: A Cornucopia of Animals
    Kirkland Creek (Campsite 76) (220.4 miles)
    6/30/2019 9:23 pm
  7. Day 23: Tunnel to Somewhere
    Bearpen Branch (Campsite 65) (234.1 miles)
    7/1/2019 10:10 pm
  8. Day 24: Snake Charmer
    Bryson Place (Campsite 57) (246.4 miles)
    7/2/2019 9:53 pm
  9. Day 25: A Race With The Rain
    Upper Chasteen Creek (Campsite 48) (260.0 miles)
    7/3/2019 10:04 pm
  10. Day 26: The Oscillating Forest
    Laurel Gap Shelter (277.7 miles)
    7/4/2019 9:26 pm
  11. Day 27: A Sterling Day
    Baxter Creek Trailhead (289.7 miles)
    7/5/2019 9:25 pm