Local Author, Hiking Guide & Swagger Completes 1,000 mile Hike

Local author, Danny Bernstein, recently completed the Mountain-to-Sea Trail which stretches nearly 1,000 miles.  Starting at Clingmons Dome, the highest point in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and treking clear across the Tar Heel State ending up at the highest sand dune on the East Coast in Jockey’s Ridge State Park on the North Carolina Outer Banks.  Bernstein, who has frequented The Swag for book signings and readings, started her hike in October 2009 and finished in earlier this month.

The MST, which is still in it’s infancy, is a combination of  footpaths, roads and bike routes and changes often as more of the trail becomes established.  Danny’s hike took here over 985 miles in 78 hiking days.

Way to go Danny!  We hope to welcome you back here to 5,000 feets real soon.