Things to do
- get every map I can downloaded, printed, bookmarked and organized. Still working on downloading all the maps, I do have them all bookmarked and saved.
- decide if I want to hike all 300 miles that are planned, or opt out and hike the established sections only. This is the one thing I wanted to do, walk the 300 miles, its not doable though. There are to many unfinished sections and it will take way to much time and money to shuttle out to every location of the finished trail sections. So my plan is to chose 4 sections of 50 miles or more and hike those. Doing it this way I save some time, I save money, and I stay on as much trail as possible, with little road walking.
- Get connected with the CTC for tips and info I may need. Have yet to do this, emailing them this week.
- Track everything ( I plan to document every bit of info I get ahold of for research and future hiker reference). Still doing it.
GPS MAPPING of Trail, Section to Section
I am going to be using Arcgis of the Cumberland Trail Interactive Map for my main map and route resource. So far I have been able to locate one large section spilt into two sections via road walk in between. This is what most of the hike is becoming, road walks to trail, this is what I get for walking an unfinished trail I guess. Especially the fact that there is little info regarding routes to take, resupplies, water sources, etc.
For my first six days I have come up with the route from Tank Springs Trailhead(Eagle Bluff section) to FHSP(Arch Mtn. Section), then via road head to Wartburg and down to Nemo Bridge Trailhead(Emory River Gorge Sec). Miles calculated so far – 41
- contact CTC for info regarding trail
- contact FHSP for info regarding resupply, zero day, showers, electrictity
- finish downloading and printing maps
- find the next three sections of the hike – 1 of 4 found
- Learn more about Wartburg