Stomach Virus Hits AT Hikers near Hot Springs, N.C.

Published Apr 9, 2013

sick as a dog

Some AT hikers near Hot Springs, NC, are as sick as dogs from stomach virus.

The United States Forest Service in North Carolina (USFSNC) has issued a warning about tummy troubles (to put it gently) being experienced by Appalachian Trail (AT) hikers near Hot Springs, North Carolina -- an otherwise dandy place to hike.

How bad is it?

USFSNC says you may want to avoid that section of the AT -- especially the stretch running north to the Tennessee border.

A number of hikers have been sickened by a severe, 24-hour stomach virus that is being passed between hikers.

They recommend that you avoid these shelters:

  • No Business Knob
  • Big Bald and
  • Hogback Ridge.

This region of the Appalachian Trail runs through the Appalachian Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest, to the north and south of Hot Springs, NC.

We hope you don't get sick. If you do, please try to keep hydrated.



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    Asheville, NC 28801


  • 828-257-4200

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About the Author Robert Sutherland:
Robert Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life. Robert has two adult daughters and six grandchildren.
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