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BobSmith - Jun 7, 2010 6:21 pm - Voted 10/10


thing that I recall about this section of the AT when I was a kid (I hiked it in 1973!) was that the hike to the summit was a bit steep from the direction we took. Plus, it was there that I realized how fragile the AT was. As we began to climb the mountain, there was a logging operation going on just yards away from the AT corridor. There were bulldozers, tractors, chain saws, workers. It was pretty horrible.

Since those days they've increased the protected corridor a little, but not enough.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jun 7, 2010 11:05 pm - Hasn't voted

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I'll tell ya, the route up from Coopers Gap, after a day of backpacking, was torture. We were getting pretty tired of climbing with our overnight gear by that point. ;)

Thanks for more of the historical input regarding the northern Georgia AT. I really appreciate it!


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