Before you head out onto the trail pick up one or a pair of GSMNP trekking poles. They will help you with those steep climbs or traverse a mountain stream safely. You can buy them indivdually for $19.99 or as a pair for $35.00. You can also mix and match colors. Colors they come in are as follows: black, orange, green, blue, purple, and red.∗ In the comment section please state your preferred color and also an alternate color in case your preferred color is sold out.
∗All colors may not be available at time of ordering.