[pct-l] Fwd: AT and Springer Mt. Question

Wayne Kraft wayneskraft at comcast.net
Fri Sep 1 09:43:34 CDT 2006

> Switchback,
> I've never been there, but I understand that Springer Mountain at  
> the southern AT terminus is not accessible by road and is a 7 mile  
> hike from Amicalola State Park, which just happens to be the  
> closest trailhead for the trip up Springer Mountain.  I understand  
> there's a lodge there where a gnarly trail pirate could spend the  
> night in a comfy bed and partake of a sumptuous breakfast before  
> waddling off for Springer Mountain.
> Wayne Kraft
> On Sep 1, 2006, at 3:04 AM, Hiker97 at aol.com wrote:
>> There is a state park several miles  from Springer Mt. and the  
>> southern
>> terminus of the AT.  I was there about 6 years ago.
>> I seem to remember that it had a big wooden arch for the beginning  
>> of the
>> AT.  There was even a hiker hotel on a hill above the park.  The  
>> park  seem to
>> be real beginning of the trail.  May be it was a convenient   
>> starting point for
>> a NoBo AT hike.  But I think it was 8 miles from  Springer Mt.   
>> That does not
>> make sense to me.
>> What is this park in relationship  to the AT?
>> I was going to drive up  to Springer Mt. and see the southern AT  
>> terminus,
>> but for some reason I  could not.  I do not remember why.  I am old.
>> Thanks.
>> Switchback
>> Class of  2013
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