Friday, July 5, 2019 9:25 pm
Location: Baxter Creek Trailhead (289.7 miles)

Today was our final day on the Benton MacKaye Trail. Nearly 300 miles of hiking brought us from Springer Mountain, in Georgia, to the Baxter Creek Trailhead in the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina.

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Enloe Creek Ford
Thursday, July 4, 2019 9:26 pm
Location: Laurel Gap Shelter (277.7 miles)

Our penultimate day on the trail brought us up and over three ridges as we neared the end of our northeast trek through the Smoky Mountains.

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A Verdant Forest After the Rain
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 10:04 pm
Location: Upper Chasteen Creek (Campsite 48) (260.0 miles)

With our longest day in the Smokies ahead of us, we got up relatively early to try and beat rain we suspected was coming.

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Noland Creek
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 9:53 pm
Location: Bryson Place (Campsite 57) (246.4 miles)

Today may be our easiest day in the Smokies, but it was not without its challenges.

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Fontana Lake
Monday, July 1, 2019 10:10 pm
Location: Bearpen Branch (Campsite 65) (234.1 miles)

Our third day in the Smokies briefly reconnected us with civilization, before veering further off into the wilderness.

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