There is an adventure run through the Smokies called the SCAR (Smokies Challenge Adventure Run). It normally runs the length of the park on the Appalachian Trail and to call it a "Challenge" is a gross understatement. Most people try to run the entire 71 miles in a 24 hour period, but I am not to that level yet.
I wanted to toss this run out to anyone interested. I have been working my way up the Appalachian Trail bit by bit over the years. I left off at Newfound Gap (Hwy 441) & it's time to do another section. I am planning on running the eastern side of the Smokies (About 1/2 of the SCAR) from Hwy 441 (Newfound Gap) to Davenport Gap on Saturday July 25th at 7 AM. It would be about 32 miles unsupported. You bring what you need to eat, etc. Water will be found along the trail, but it must be treated. If anyone is interested or has advice on this section let me know.
I hear this is a beautiful section of the park so I wanted to do it all during the day. If you are interested let me know. It looks to be a great day out in the Smokies!