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Advice on Car Parking / Shuttle for AT section to Elk Park

8:03 a.m. on May 17, 2011 (EDT)
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Hello all,


I'm looking to do a long weekend section of AT probably from Iron Mountain Gap in TN to hwy 19E / Elk Park TN. The primary objective is to see the Roan Highlands, my choice of points to start and finish is arbitrary and changable.

Could I safley leave a car anywhere near hwy 19E? If so any tips on getting shuttled South to start?

Any suggestions are welcome....



10:11 a.m. on May 17, 2011 (EDT)
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Hey Patman

Two options for parking and shuttle...

1) greasy creek gap- greasy crrek Friendly hostel has a shuttle.parking is 2 a night. 828-688-9948

2) mountain harbor B/B hostel- Roan mountains- 5 a day parking or 2 with shuttle..866-772-9494

I came off Roan and hit greasy creek...

I hope this helps you...have a great section hike..


12:54 p.m. on May 17, 2011 (EDT)
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Thanks Denis....I'll check those out.

 If you don't mind me asking...where are you now and how are you getting on-line so often while thru-hiking???

1:34 p.m. on May 17, 2011 (EDT)
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patman- right now in OHIO visiting family. My niece graduated college this weeekend with honor's in Litature and Media...I need to add some weight back and mend a toe nail for a couple day's..

When you hit towns or hiker hostels you usally have a computer for use by thru hikers.But with so many hikers sectioning etc.It's hard to be on long because you know the next person  needs a turn.Also public libraries as long as you can  make the hours..My case I check in with FB and email.I use my companies server thats secure...Alot of hikers are updateing thru email their trail journals to friends or website's. I just checked in this weekend with friends on Whiteblaze...

Also it's about 2 dollars per mile for a shuttle..Gas price's...

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