I'm new to this forum. I'm a 27 year old male. Ive done many small trips and one 5 day backpacking trip in the eastern sierras. I just moved to Tennessee and I'm planning to hike everything I can on this half of the country. Probably starting at linville gorge here in the next couple of weeks. Although I haven't had a lot of experience per se, I do have a passion for it and ive just recently found a new job that will allow me to have the flexibility to move my schedule around trips.

One of the reasons I'm on this forum (hopefully its not against the rules) is to find other people who want to take trips whether hiking or paddling or whatever it may be on the eastern part of the US. Im sure at some point going to another country could be a possiblity right now I have plenty to see and plenty to walk because everything on this half of the country is completely new to me. If anyone wants to plan a trip or has any suggestions for finding people who would be down I'd love to here them. Thanks! happy trails.

Also, I'll take any advice on great hikes and trails!