After several years I've finally convinced my wife to go on a backpacking trip. We're looking at November of 2019 as a target date, so while it's still a ways off it never hurts to start the ball rolling on planning. November isn't the best time for a first-timer, I know, but our son's are wrapped up in football all fall (plus, I coach) so we won't really have any free weekends until then. We're in NC too, so while it may get pretty chilly it shouldn't be bitterly cold. I'd like to keep this trip to 15 or so miles over 2-3 days, with balds or scenic areas being a huge bonus. Anyone have recommendations on which sections of the trail would be good for that? Also, the only tent I have is a heavy Coleman rig that I've used car camping for years (decades?). If I go out on my own now I take my hammock. So, any recommendations on a decent 2-3 person tent less than 4lbs that won't break the bank? I understand 1) quality 2) light 3) cheap; pick 2. I don't mind a little extra weight myself, but I want to make sure I keep her pack as light as possible. I'll likely keep coming back here seeking advice for a while, but those are my top 2 issues at the moment. I do want to make this trip as enjoyable as possible. My wife really likes camping, but has never experienced it without neighbors. I'm hoping that if she doesn't catch the bug, she'll at least be open to going again sometime down the road.