Hike #6 NOC to Stecoah Gap

April 4, 2013 - Time for my next section hike.  I've enlisted my cousin Grayson (aka Tin Man) to once again join me on the AT.  Also along for the hike is Grayson's faithful four legged friend...Max. Our original plan was to hike from NOC to Fontana Dam (29.4 miles); however, as you will find out... we didn't make it to Fontana Dam.  Not sure if it was the late start we got on Saturday or the constant uphill climb out of the Nantahala Gorge, but this hike it took its toll on us both and we had to bail out at Stecoah Gap.