SouthEastern Trip: 5 State Highpoints in 7 Days

SouthEastern Trip: 5 State Highpoints in 7 Days

After the success of our Northeast Trip in September where we tackled 8 State Highpoints in 17 Days, I was able to talk Susan into another similar, although slightly less ambitions trip to the Southeastern states. We leave November 12th (Three days after returning from my Cuba Mission Trip) and will return on the 18th. Here is a Google Map Link showing the path between each state highpoint.

Here is the list:
#1 Black Mountain, Kentucky
#2 Mt. Rogers, Virginia
#3 Mt. Mitchell, North Carolina
#4 Clingmans Dome, Tennessee
#5 Sassafras, South Carolina

These are easy ones except for Mt. Rodgers Virginia which is an 8 mile climb that will likely take 8-10 hours. Susan is not sure she wants to attempt this one, but I am encouraging her to go for it. The weather looks good with temps ranging from the 40s down into the teens, so it should be perfect hiking weather. We will spend a couple of days in Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg Tennessee which is one of our favorite places in America.

I’ll carry the satellite beacon as usual, so you can track our progress while driving and hiking. iPhone tracking will also be active.