What better way to celebrate a cross country move than by exploring the state you're moving to from end to end on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail? And, what better way to document your journey than by watercoloring what you
If you've passed through the Bayleaf Church Road area on the Falls Lake section of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail lately, you may have noticed a new addition to the trailhead. Friends staff member, Ben Jones, recently designed and built
You may have heard that we’ve been working on a new digital format for our MST Segment Guides to make them more user-friendly and easier to update quickly with the latest route information. We’re excited to announce that
Appropriately, a podcast focused on the Southeast begins with the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. About 15 years ago I was in Colorado backpacking with a friend when I mentioned I was writing a book, “100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina.”
March 19, 2020 Updated May 21, 2020 The highest priority of Friends of the MST during this outbreak of COVID-19 is the health and well-being of our volunteers, staff and users of the MST. Like you, we are
Many from the MST community document their time on the trail. Some of these are shared here: Tara Dower produced short movies about her Fastest Known Time hike in September of 2020. Watch those on her YouTube page,
Suggestions and Tips for Section-Hikers, by Jerry Barker The First Hike: “A journey of a thousand (1175) miles begins with a single step” or “a hike of the MST begins with the first hike.” Planning and taking the first
“I’d like to hike the Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST), but where do I start? Is there a map to follow? When is the best time to hike? Are there dangers? Can I do it alone?” When we begin thinking about doing a 1,000-mile trail there are also a thousand questions we ask. And even if we’re only thinking of hiking a short section, we still have questions to resolve before we take the first step. The purpose of this article is to give an overview of the MST, help familiarize you with others who have hiked the trail, and provide advice from previous hikers that will prove useful as you hit the trail.