Georgia On My Mind

I am writing this from my first off trail stop. I smell -but of soap and shampoo not sweat and body odor! Yeah! Clothes have been washed, more blisters supplies bought, pack re-packed and breakfast will be supplied by the hotel in the morning. Life is good.

We (my trail friend Alan and I) will be picked up by a shuttle driver for the return trip to Neel’s Gap. We got here due to the help of some awesome section hikers who overheard my many fruitless calls to shuttle drivers and offered us a ride. Our destination was in Blairsville and not on their way, but they took us anyway. That is a trail angel moment. We have hade several such moments. Running Bear (careful of the spelling) and his crew made us hot dogs and gave out water, chips, sandwiches and upbeat support. They also provided chairs to sit in. That is a huge luxury when you are mostly perched on rocks or sitting on the ground. I have met many people, one owl, and seen some great spring flowers.
It is late and I need to sleep so here are some pictures to enjoy for now. More soon.

(No trail name for me yet although I did give Alan his – Faceplant. He managed one at the beginning of his hike and his taped glasses prove he earned the moniker!)

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Comments 2

  • Linda Diamond : Apr 18th

    I’m glad you have a trail buddy and am happy to hear things are going well. I have been following you with much enthusiasm! Spoke with Jeremy yesterday and he is impressed that you are making this trek. Offered to meet with you when you reach MD depending on the site!

  • Janie : Apr 18th

    Just got access to the pictures! Love them. PLEASE take care!


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