Pinnacle Park near the town of the Sylva, North Carolina is closed until further notice after local authorities realized that someone has been deliberately planting spikes on the park's heavily used hiking trails.
Thru-hiking for months on end is out of reach for most of us. But a weekend backpacking trip? Most of us can carve that time into our schedules. Luckily, the Southern Appalachians are chock full of sub-100 mile trails that offer a thru-hiking experience in just a few days.