Originally Posted by 2weightfavorite
very fishy..."off tail hiking" during murrel season i would believe it, right now not so much...well i suppose could be a ginsing issue..or perhaps some other leafed plant that people grow in the woods illegaly..
while it's the heart of Ginseng season, if it were a grow op, it would have been a much bigger story.
I hike off-trail all the time, as do many, MANY others. The only thing fishy about that is when I'm actually fishing
, and one would be silly to infer that one would only be off-trail only for questionable activities.
Hiking(tons of manways), Peak Bagging, Historical finds, and many of the Smokies best features are all off-trail
Looks like you should have to suffer through a few Mike Maples videos for redemption: