With spirits renewed and slack packs slung, we hopped into our shuttle and returned to Woody’s Gap to pick up the trail where we left it yesterday. Blood Mountain is the largest climb we’ve had so far, and it is the highest point in the AT in Georgia at 4,457 feet, an incline of 1,261 from Woody’s Gap. The climb itself was very nice. We had a gentle snow and a light breeze, but overall it was a clear blue sky day, which led to some beautiful scenery.
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After packing up our wet tents, we set off to finish the last mile of the approach trail and officially summit Springer Mountain to start our journeys.
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Day 1: March 18, 2018
My day started at about 2:30 a.m. to get up for a quick shower and get on the road. I’d gotten sick from my supper the night before so was battling nausea into the night. Thanks so much to Audrey and Erica for offering to bring me to Omaha to catch my flight so early!
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