If you’ve never heard of the Mountains to Sea Trail, you’ve been missing out! This 1000-mile trail travels from Clingmans Dome, on the NC/TN border, to Jockey’s Ridge, on the NC coast. Talk about an epic hike!
Now, the trail is incomplete. It is a series of footpaths connected by backroads. Up to now, you’ve been able to hike the trail portions and bike the road portions and still call it a thru-hike. Just last year, Friends of the Mountains to Sea Trail determined that paddling the 200-mile Neuse River would also count as a thru-hike. We’re setting out this fall to be the first people to complete a hike-bike-paddle thru-hike of the MST. This will be 400 miles on foot, 400 miles on the bike, and 200 miles on the water. To make this even more unique, we want to complete the bike portion on a tandem bike. We’re expecting this project to take 5 or 6 weeks.
We’ll keep the blog updated with plans, gear reviews, and photos from the trail.
We’re looking for sponsorship to make this hike happen. Check out our sponsor page to see more about the awesome companies helping us out.
If you want more information about the trail, check out the FMST website, here: http://www.ncmst.org/