Just a quick hello to introduce myself. Just recently joined the Conversations on here. Been an REI member for years though. I'm an avid hiker and backpacker. I also love white water rafting and pretty much anything outdoors. I lived in WNC for a couple years and hiking in the Smokies and Pisgah NF are my favorite places to be!
Welcome aboard 🙂 I'm in eastern NC but raised in the WNC and love the Smokies. My favorite place on the east coast is Mt. Mitchell NC (Highest point east of the Mississippi 🙂
Hi @spotter - Welcome to the community!
You have found yourself in a great place to discuss all things hiking and backpacking. We hope you take a chance to look through the different boards and share some of your stories, expertise, and questions! As @Graf mentioned, the State of Michigan board might also be a fun place to post.
We look forward to joining in on conversations with you and learning from your experiences. Thanks for taking the time to introduce yourself. We're happy to have you here!
I'll be in the Mitten state, backpacking the Manistee River Loop trail in a couple weeks