I am very excited! We just started to plan out the Benton MacKaye-Trail. That trail travels for nearly 300 miles through the beautiful backcountry of Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina. It shares the southern terminus with the Appalachian Trail, intersects with it a couple of times, but is way less traveled than the AT. I am especially curious about the Great Smoky Mountains Nationalpark as it is with 11 mio visitors a year the by far most popular national park in the States. Hopefully we won’t meet all those other folks on trail ;-).