Smoky Mountains Backpacking: Deep Creek, Indian Creek, Deep Low Gap, Mingus Creek

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuY0LUNvvo8

A three night backpacking trip with my son in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We start at the upper Deep Creek Trail Head and hike down to Campsite #53. On day 2 my son continues down Deep Creek Trail to Pole Road Creek Trail to Nolan Divide Trail to the lower Deep Creek Trail Head and then back up Deep Creek Trail to Campsite #60. I continue down Deep Creek Trail directly to Campsite #60. A friend of my son joins us at Campsite #60 and then on day 3 they hike several of the short trails in the Deep Creek area and then move my car from the upper Deep Creek Trail Head to the Smokemont Trail Head, while I take Deep Creek Trail to the Loop Trail and up Indian Creek Trail to Deep Low Gap Trail to Campsite #51. My son then backpacks up to Campsite #51 later in the afternoon. On Day 4 my son does a 2 mile out and back on the Indian Creek Motor Trail and takes Deep Low Gap Trail to Thomas Divide to Campsite #52 where he puts up his tarp and leaves his food. Then he takes Newton Bald Trail to Rt. 441 and moves my car to the Mingus Creek Trail Head and then takes Mingus Creek Trail back up to Campsite #52 where he camps for his 4th night. I take Deep Low Gap Trail to the Mingus Creek Trail and pass my son on my way to the Mingus Creek Trail Head. Hope you enjoy the video and thanks for watching! https://youtu.be/SuY0LUNvvo8

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