The night before we started the trail in Tellico Plains. The guy next door starts warning us of all the scary stuff we're going to see just in Tennessee. He warned of Moonshiners, forest meth heads and even ghosts!! He said we better be packing heat, cause we'd need it.
Well Tenn was kinder, gentler, and way more paved than I imagined. One friend who had researched it said we'd be riding hog tracks. Well, years ago perhaps. Even my GPS showed many of the roads were dirt not long ago. But a lot of it was pretty tame and we ended up in suburbia at least once.
My beast of burden: