Friday, December 28, 2012

FMST Proposes Two Routes Through the Smokies

The December issue of the Carolina Mountain Club newsletter published a letter by the Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail that outlines their routing recommendations for the MST through the Great Smoky Mountains.

After months of review and public sessions, including input from the CMC, the Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail has made a recommendation to the Southwestern Commission about the route of the MST in Western North Carolina. The FMST recommends two routes for for the trail:

* a northern route through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that takes advantage of the trail the CMC is about to complete to Heintooga Road.

* a southern "river valley" route that follows the Tuckaseegee River from Bryson City through Sylva, returning to the GSMNP route at Waterrock Knob.

To read the full letter, please click here.

To read a statement from Marcia Bromberg, the CMC President, please click here.

For more information on hiking the MST through the Smokies - as it exists right now - please click here.

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Hiking in the Smokies

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