Patrick, Wendy and I set out last Thursday and did the AT Approach Trail, a little of the AT and then side tracked back to Len Foote Hike Inn. We made it from the visitor center up the 600+ steps at the top of the falls and then to the top of Springer Mountain at the AT Terminus in a little over 5 hours, taking a short break at the Black Mountain Shelter. Spent the night on Springer at the AT Terminus then headed back down the next morning with some side hikes to the Hike Inn. When we got back to the parking lot at the visitor's center around lunch we had logged a little over 20 miles for the 2 days. Fun hike. Great trail. They rate it strenuous but it's really not that bad. Although we are all still a bit sore We start the Benton MacKaye in July.