Sunday, October 11, 2009

Smokies hike: Linking historic homesteads

Last month Backpacker Magazine published an article by Marcus Woolf detailing his 50-mile hike that took him to several of the old homesteads in the northeastern section of the Great Smoky Mountains.

His trek took him to Albright Grove, across the Old Settlers Trail, up Alum Cave Trail, down the Boulevard Trail and across the Appalachian Trail towards Cosby.

Woolf hiked part of the loop with descendants of a couple of homesteaders that were removed from the mountains when the area became a national park.

You can read the full article by clicking here.

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