Published Apr 9, 2013
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:
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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