Women Traveling Alone
Women traveling alone in Tennessee may encounter a few people who don’t understand, but most people will simply leave you alone. Solo women might find themselves the object of unwanted attention, especially at bars and restaurants at night. But usually a firm “I’m not interested” will do the trick.
Anyone—man or woman—traveling alone in the outdoors should take special precautions. Backpackers and campers should always tell someone where they will be and when they expect to be back. Ideally, establish a check-in routine with someone back home, and beware of overly-friendly strangers on the trail.
© Susanna Henighan Potter from Moon Tennessee, 5th Edition