I've been calling the services along the BMT trying to finish up for the 2012 guidebook and thought this bit of information might be something BMT hikers of the past may want to know.

Mardee & Dan Kauffman who run Whitehouse B&B in Ducktown are packing it in this year. They have been helping hikers for about 19 years on the Benton MacKaye Trail - that area was the northern terminus for years until the BMT got finished about 6 years ago. I know there have been a few hikers over the last 4 years that have stayed there and told me how wonderful the Kauffmans were to them.

They will be missed.