Three hundred miles of the Appalachian Trail cut through North Carolina, offering you plenty of options for day, weekend, or week-long hikes.
John Pugh, known as Johnny Swank by his friends, has hiked over 3,000 miles on the Appalachian Trail, including a southbound thru-hike in 2000. His other adventures include paddling the Cape Fear, Neuse, and Mississippi rivers. His website with AT journals and photos is SourcetoSea.net. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.