North Carolina / Tennessee Photos of the Appalachian Trail

Muskrat Creek Sheter on the Appalachian Trail 
Ben awakes to snow after tarping outside Muskrat Creek Shelter

 

North Carolina snow on the Appalachian Trail 
North Carolina snow on the Appalachian Trail

 

Carter Gap Shelter on the Appalachian Trail
Ben spends a chilly night sleeping on the porch of Carter Gap Shelter

 

Ben tarping on the Appalachian Trail
The day that Ben and Billy meet - Ben tarps alongside Billy

 

Billy tarping on the Appalachian Trail
The day that Ben and Billy meet - Billy shows up Ben's accommodation with his luxury tarp

 

Sassafras Gap Shelter on the Appalachian Trail
They guys share Sassafras Gap Shelter with a father daughter pair out for a few days hiking.

 

Elk Park Mini Mart on the Appalachian Trail
Billy makes a call at Elk Park minutes before offending the locals

 

Ben eats Donuts & Beer on the Appalachian Trail
Ben stops for beer and donuts

 

Billy filters water on the Appalachian Trail
The first available picture of Billy on the AT

 

Cold Spring Shelter on the Appalachian Trail
Voracious snorer 'Rumbler' and friend at Cold Spring Shelter - we elected to hike on

 

Backpacks at NOC on the Appalachian Trail
The guys packs get acquainted outside NOC

 

NOC on the Appalachian Trail
Heading into the NOC restaurant to load up with sustenance for the long climb out

 

View out of NOC on the Appalachian Trail
Beautiful scenery on the tough climb out of NOC

 

Ben at vista near NOC on Appalachian Trail
Ben set to park his burger lunch by the trailside at the end of the NOC climb

 

Shankadelic on Appalachian Trail
Shankadelic chills at NC 143

 

Ben on Appalachian Trail
NC 143 AT sign used for target practice

 

Billy at Clingmans Dome
Billy dressed as the Michelin Man atop Clingman's Dome

 

Smokies from Clingman's Dome
Vista of the Smokies from Clingman's Dome

 

Newfound Gap on Appalachian Trail
The guys score a ride into Gatlinburg from Newfound Gap parking lot

 

Gatlinburg pizza
Gatlinburg pizza takes our heros off trail for the night to digest

 

Ben hiking the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina
Ben hiking the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina

 

Ben in Hot Springs, North Carolina at the Laundry & Store
Ben in Hot Springs, North Carolina at the Laundry & Store

 

Ben hiking thru downed trees
Ben hiking thru downed trees

 

Billy at the 300 mile marker
Billy at the 300 mile marker

 

Billy on the hills of North Carolina
Billy on the hills of North Carolina

 

Going in to town on the Appalachian Trail
Going in to town on the Appalachian Trail

 

Looking back at Roan Mountain
Looking back at Roan Mountain

 

Appalachian Trail mountains
Appalachian Trail mountains

 

 Appalachian Trail mountains
Appalachian Trail mountains

 

 Appalachian Trail mountains
Appalachian Trail mountains

 

 Appalachian Trail mountains
Appalachian Trail mountains

 

 Appalachian Trail mountains
Appalachian Trail mountains

 

 Appalachian Trail mountains
Appalachian Trail mountains

 

 Appalachian Trail sunset
Appalachian Trail sunset

 

 The Winter People barn and shelter on the Appalachian Trail
The Winter People barn and shelter on the Appalachian Trail

 

Appalachian Trail stile
Appalachian Trail stile

 

North Carolina sunset on the Appalachian Trail
North Carolina sunset on the Appalachian Trail

 

Trail in North Carolina on the Appalachian Trail
North Carolina on the Appalachian Trail