>>2667611>Black Mountain Crest Traverse
I did this one both ways in a day (24mi, 7k ele) from Bowlens Creek. I was really disappointed because this had been hyped for being "one of the most difficult hikes in NC, one way". It wasn't, even both ways was way easier than the Devil's Path in NY. The ascent took me 5:30 and you finish fighting for a view at the top of the observation tower on Mitchell because there is literally a parking lot and store there; worst part about /out/ on the East Coast imo. However, exploring the bush to hit the offtrail summits was cool, the views were really good, and once you got past Deep Gap there wasn't anyone to bother you.
Here are some of the ones I have heard really good things about or want to do and here is why I haven't done them:>Great Smoky National Park
I wanna take a few weekends to knock out the 6k peaks but they charge for parking now and if you go in the fall you are going to greeted by crowds; one of the few places in the South that gets significant snow so I think I'll do it once the snows come down. Also, no dispersed camping (like all other east coast parks because fuck you) so either be stealthy or be ready to make a reservation at a shelter for overnight stuff>Linville Gorge
Really want to do the Grand Loop in 1 day and also rock climb at Table Rock, but you need a permit if you go on a weekend. Pictures look phenomenal, gonna look for a dry section in the spring to do this one. >Grandfather Mountain
People hype it up to be a "technical hike" via the profile trail. I don't really believe it but it is supposed to have the same wind pattern as Mount Washington in NH so I'm gonna try it this winter and pray it is really snowy/icy so I can get a tiny bit of local mountaineering in. View is supposed to be really good but it is private land with a private cost.>Anything else in the SB6K
Just a multitude of peaks remaining in this list