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Asher K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2023

WOW! Breathtaking.

Our 4-day backpacking journey through the heart of the Smoky Mountains began with a memorable night's stay at Mount Sterling. This campsite, situated at the peak, provided much-needed rest after a day of uphill hiking, along with awe-inspiring views. As with all sites in the Smokies, advance reservations are essential. Mount Sterling is designed for tents and hammocks and doesn't offer a sheltered option. However, it boasts multiple large and well-spaced sites, mostly flat for a comfortable night's sleep. Sitting atop the summit, this campsite offers unparalleled vistas that are nothing short of breathtaking. But the elevation also means colder and windier conditions, so warm gear is a must, especially during the evenings. 

One highlight of our stay was the old firetower at the site. While the climb can be daunting for those with a fear of heights, the payoff at sunrise and sunset is truly worth it, with views stretching for miles in all directions. 

Water is available, but remember to bring your purification equipment, as the water source is about a 10-minute hike from the campsite. The presence of bear cables ensures that your food remains secure. Arriving early paid off for us, as we secured a large area near the firetower. However, most sites come equipped with fire pits and clear areas, providing plenty of options throughout the campsite. 

In conclusion, Mount Sterling in the Smoky Mountains is a must-visit for adventurers seeking a mountaintop retreat with breathtaking views. Though it may get chilly and windy, the experience of witnessing sunrise and sunset from the firetower is truly unforgettable. Be sure to plan ahead, pack warm clothing, and enjoy the serene beauty that this summit campsite has to offer.

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Mount Sterling is located in North Carolina

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35.702367 N
83.122231 W

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