I just wanted to pass on a couple of water issues along the Appalachian Trail in the Smokies and Shenandoah National Park.
According to the latest Smokies update:
Water sources from campsite 113 to Spence Field are unreliable at his time. Water is currently available at Derrick Knob, which is approximately 23 miles from Fontana. Please plan your hike accordingly or consider planning a hike when water sources become more reliable again.
And in Shenandoah:
Water sources along the A.T. in the park are in danger of drying up. Hikers will find that most springs are not dependable and need to carry plenty of water with them. You can click here for a detailed list of water sources in the park.