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    Hope Floats Partners with Friends of the Mountains to the Sea Trail

    The North Carolina Mountains to the Sea Trail (MST) is a premier hiking trail in our State that stretches 1150 miles from Clingman’s Dome in the Great Smokey Mountains to Jockey’s Ridge on the Outer Banks.

    At this time the trail is not complete and there is a large section in the Eastern part of the state that hikers have been unable to complete.  In January of 2015 the Friends of the Mountains to the Sea Trail (FMST) announced three alternatives to completing the MST in the Coastal Plain until the trail is complete.  One of these alternatives consists of paddling the Neuse River from Smithfield to Pine Cliff Recreation Area in Croatan National Forest.

    Hope Floats NC was contacted by FMST in July and has been asked about the possibility of people joining our tour to complete their journey on the MST.  This is a great opritunity for both groups as it will give MST hikers a great alternative to completing their journey and would give Hope Floats NC new possibilities for fulfilling our mission.

    MST hikers interested in joining us to complete their quest should read the FAQ and contact the Tour Leadership as space is limited on our tour.

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