I had completely forgotten about Albert. When I saw it when coming in from the south on the AT, my first thought was "Holy [something]".
As to the Stecoahs, they have been tamed since (many years ago). However, if you can follow the old trail, you will get a workout.
With that said, I need to tell a story on myself. Coming through the Stecoahs, heading up Stecoah Bald, I had had about all I could take of that steep trail. I was hot. I was tired. I was thirsty. I was not a happy camper. I started yelling and cursing at pretty much everyone and everything I could think of. If you were associated with the AT or any part therein, you were probably mentioned by me at som epoint in my rant. This went on for 3-4 minutes until I finally ran out of steam and shut up. A voice came out of the woods ahead of me, "You're almost at the top."
I walked the remainder of the way up the hill somewhat red-faced.