One week in and loving this. Have met some great people from all over the Country and quite a few from Canada and Germany as well. Hiked with a few different people on a couple of days, and everyone is so friendly.
Logged 69 trail miles plus the 8.8 approach as well as a few unintended side trails. Highly recommend the Hostel Around the Bend in Hiawassee. People and service are great.
Received some trail magic on Tuesday after a 17-mile grueling day up and over Blood Mountain at Mountain Crossing. Met a few prior hikers who had great advice and better stories.
Rockie, a 67-year-old local trail angel who’s hiked over 65,000 miles. Her good friend’s son Crigas- AT thru-hiker 2021. Along with Crime Scene- also AT 2021.
Rockie knows so many people and was able to call for a cabin that 5 of us split that night.
The mountains of Georgia are beautiful and challenging. Some great views along with the approach trail waterfalls.
Until next week, all is well. I’m surviving and learning so much.
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