Updates to the 2010 Handbook since publication:
Changes so far this year:
Ron Haven has taken over operation of the Hiawassee Inn. Shuttles run to the trailheads at 8:30 and 11:00 in the morning. Call the motel for possible shuttles into town.
Mango's restaurant has closed.
North of the Smokies, TN/NC
The Handbook understates the distance from Interstate 40 to Green Corner Road near Standing Bear Farm. It is about 0.7 miles, not 0.4 as reported.
It can seem like more at the end of a long day!
Hawgs and Dawgs, featuring BBQ and hot dogs, will be opening in the former site of the Erwin Burrito in the center of downtown Erwin, about three blocks down from the Sonic. Reportedly, they schedule to open in March.
The Fox Hill Inn will not be open this spring. It is possible that they will reopen later in the season. Definitely call ahead before counting on the place.
South of Waynesboro, VA
Rusty has announced that the Hard Time Hollow is permanently closed. Rusty has taken down the signs on his driveway, and advises that hikers who make the trek to his place will be turned away.
The dates of operation of the Hiker Hostel in the Lutheran Church in Waynesboro are May 17 through June 27. The hiker meal will be served on Wednesdays this year, not Thursdays as in the past.
Port Clinton, PA
The outfitter, Ye Olde Backpacker, appears to be closed. The door is locked and they don't answer the phone. Any changes to this information will be noted here.
The Egremont Inn burned down this winter.
The campsites near the soccer field north of Hanover may no longer be available. Inquire locally before using them.
A new store catering to hikers has opened in Rangeley. Ecopelagicon, 7 Pond St., Rangeley, ME, (207) 864-2771, carries a range of useful hiker gear, including Leki poles, books, fuel, and other supplies and accessories. They are hiker friendly and right in the middle of town.