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Old 03-02-2007, 04:14 AM   #1
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Hoping someone has done the appalachian trail. I would love to have an itenary so my wife and 2 kids can enjoy some time on the trail as well. We have a 30' Class C sunseeker for 2+ years and looking forward to a new Class A 35' in a year or so.

My wife wants to do the applachian trial preferably starting in Georgia and working North over the next few summers. I am looking for anyone that has done this and possible itinary's specific to RVing.

Any suggestions would be helpful in planning this 2 week vacation.

NOTE: I live in sunny Cape Coral, Florida
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Old 03-02-2007, 04:14 AM   #2
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Hoping someone has done the appalachian trail. I would love to have an itenary so my wife and 2 kids can enjoy some time on the trail as well. We have a 30' Class C sunseeker for 2+ years and looking forward to a new Class A 35' in a year or so.

My wife wants to do the applachian trial preferably starting in Georgia and working North over the next few summers. I am looking for anyone that has done this and possible itinary's specific to RVing.

Any suggestions would be helpful in planning this 2 week vacation.

NOTE: I live in sunny Cape Coral, Florida
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Old 03-02-2007, 05:22 PM   #3
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I'm not sure how specific to RVing this would be for you, but this is the journey of an Australian who hiked the Appalachian Trail! Hope it helps!

http://www.rvingoutpost.com/articlespecs.php?jobnum=22

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Old 03-02-2007, 07:22 PM   #4
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I would have to say you have your work cut out for you if your plan is to camp near the trail for quick access.

I had a friend that hiked the trail from end to end, starting in GA. I offered to provide him a night "indoors" and a hot shower at any point he picked between the trail head at Amicolola Falls and the Virginia border. He told me to pick an RV park he could easily get to from the trail and we would meet.

I spent several multi-HOUR sessions on-line trying to find a campground that was along the trail and big enough to handle my 34' rig, but to no avail. I finally found one in NC but I was going to have to drive to a trail head and pick him up as it was several miles away.

I hope somebody on this forum has something better to offer than I.
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TDTomlins...

Can't help you on the trail... but I can welcome you to IRV2! I am sure others will be able to throw in advice on the trail though.
Have a safe and fun trip!
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I believe that Standing Indian Campground (Nantahalla NF) near Franklin NC is very close to the Appalchian Trail. Your best be would be to sit down with a map and work the internet. You will be staying in mostly State and National Forest campgrounds. Haven't been up there since 1977 when my boyfriend hiked from Springer Mtn in GA to Fontanna NC. He was supposed to get off the trail coming down from Wayah Bald but missed the turnoff in the dark... he met some really scarey people on the trail who really freaked him out... and that took some doing so he hiked thru the night trying to put some distance between. This was at a time when there were a lot of folks going missing on the AT. We were afraid he was going to be one when we heard that he was seperated from his hiking partner (outhiked him on the first day). Originally he was to have hiked up to the end of the trail but I talked him out of it (wasn't hard). Please remember that trail can be dangerous. Folks go missing on it every year (some have never been found). Weather changes very quicky at the higher elevations. You are not at the top of the food chain on the AT. There has been an increase in coyotes and TN released wolves to combat the coyote problem (a pack of wolves used to run thru our yard in TN and we were overrun with coyotes). Also the bears have been getting a bit more agressive every year (I think due to increased contact with humans).

Here's a few links to get you started.
www.forestcamping.com is a listing of National Forest campgrounds.
http://www.fred.net/kathy/at.html Appalachian Trail links
http://www.appalachiantrail.org/site/c.jkLXJ8MQKtH/b.71...1/Hike_The_Trail.htm Appachican Trail Conservancy
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Old 03-03-2007, 02:15 AM   #7
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tdtomlins, welcome to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us here and we look forward to reading of your adventures and experieinces. Good luck in your Appalachian Trail hick and we do hope you find a way to do it and stay safe. Also good luck in the hunt for the larger rig. If we can help with questions just ask.
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Just an FYI, Harpers Ferry KOA is not far from the trail and there is a NP shuttle that takes you almost to the entrance to the KOA.
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JohnRN, welcome to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us and thank you for the information on the Harpers Ferry KOA. W hope you will be an active participant on the forum and even post some photos when you get the chance. Good luck to you and have a great summer.
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Shenandoah Nat. Park covers many miles of the trail.
some of their hiking trails incorporate parts of the original trail.
Campgrounds in the park don't have hookups.
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My wife has hiked the AT in the manner you are thinking about. We are your neighbors in North Fort Myers.
Check out my web page at www.bgeisler.com
While it's been a couple of years ago, if you have some specific questions e-mail me and I will try to help.
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