It's all honey thick sweetness living in southern Appalachia when it comes to hometown hiking.
The Wallace Branch trail head of the Bartram Trail is a short couple miles away from my front door.
Eleven miles up the Bartram is Wayah Bald on the Appalachian Trail. At that point, if I turn and
follow the white blazes north, I will end on top of Mt. Katahdin in Maine in roughly two thousand and fifty miles.
It can be a constant temptation, believe me.