Hey! I could use some serious help in planning an upcoming trip..
I am from Michigan and for my spring break some of my buddies and I want to go backpacking. Our spring break is early, March 1-8, and we would like to go somewhere (relatively) warm. A little background on the hikers.. I am the only experienced backpacker and have done a few 5 day hikes, but mostly 3-4 day hikes in the UP and lower Michigan. The other guys, this will be their first trip. I have gear for the four of us to spend 3-5 days on a trail. We would ideally like to keep each day hike around 5-6 miles, and maybe spend 1 day doing a day hike.
I have done some research and found some really good trails in southern TN (Smoky Mountains, Savage Gulf in the Cumberland State Park Area..etc), but I have never been out that way. We want something that is as scenic as possible!! I really don't know much about hiking outside of Michigan, so any advice for us would be great.
Thank you for reading!