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weeds19Great hike!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2003


This was one of our favorite spots on a 2 week trip through the SE. Great views, a fun trail, a nice summit, and a cool shelter made for a very enjoyable visit.
Posted Sep 27, 2007 12:38 am

catullusgeorgia AT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2007


Hiked from Springer to Dick's Creek Gap over four days with my father.
Posted Sep 18, 2007 1:48 am

dang133Love it!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2007


Been up here more times than I can count in every kind of weather imaginable. Its a great mountain.
Posted Aug 25, 2007 11:33 pm

gwave47Route Climbed: From Byron Reese Trailhead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2007


Beautiful day. Great Views. We could actually see the skyscrapers of Atlanta in the distance. The other group at the top while we were there stated they have been there several times and that is the first time they could ever see Atlanta.
Posted Feb 11, 2007 12:18 am

Bam-BamAT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 2, 2006


Live in Atl and have been here many times on the at passing through and on day trips.
Posted Nov 17, 2006 5:11 am

RockmanWatch for the skunk.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 1998


Remember receiving my first "yogi" experience, a nice hamburger.
Posted Aug 29, 2006 6:08 am

shortstuffNeel's Gap to Blood Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 25, 2005
Wonderful winter hike up Blood Mountain. Actually snowed on Christmas Day when we reached the shelter.
Posted Jul 24, 2006 4:23 pm

AeldrinGreat trip - Hiked in from Woody Gap  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2006


A beautiful, if hazy, day to be out there. A group of us from the Appalachian Trail Club wandered down, checking out the wildflowers, admiring the view, and having a grand old time!
Posted Apr 30, 2006 1:15 am

nayrbGreat AT Peak ... From Neels Gap  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2005


Living in the ATL ... this is a great peak to train on & is on the AT. Great views from the summit & snow sometimes during the winter months. Coming from Neels Gap to the summit of Blood Mountain ... stay on the AT for a great trail to Woody Gap.
Posted Apr 11, 2006 2:29 am

KevinEldonIce makes it interesting  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2006


Hiked up Blood Mountain from Byron Herbet Reece parking lot as a way to get to the Coosa Backcountry Trail. There was about 2 inches of snow on the summit, and ice on everything. The temperature was about 10F, and very windy. I didn't have crampons, or YakTrax, on this trip and paid for it. The ice on the smooth rock slabs made for some treacherous walking. I strained my knees and would have fallen a lot more than I did if I didn't bring my Pacer Poles. The Appalachians are beautiful in the snow.
Posted Feb 16, 2006 10:13 pm

Joseph ClaghornSnow Climb from Byron Reese  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2006

Joseph Claghorn

I followed TomSellick's advice and did this after a few mountain snowfalls. The hike and views were incredible. I got to the top an hour before sunset, and experienced light snowfall occasionaly breaking to magnificent, late day views. I couldn't think of a better way to get out of the city for a day.
Posted Feb 13, 2006 5:47 pm

BobSmithRoute Climbed: AT Date Climbed: June 24 1973 (and many times since)  Sucess!


My post and I haven't even signed the summit log!

This is one of the great mountains of Georgia. From a distance, it's a huge whaleback of a peak and the hike up from Neel's Gap is a lot of fun (many switchbacks). Don't miss the balanced rock on the way up.

The summit is open and rocky and affords some of the finest mountain views in Georgia. Truly a grand Southern peak.
Posted Jan 26, 2006 7:01 pm

vbc285Route Climbed: A.T. Date Climbed: February,2003  Sucess!


Crossed on the way north on the A.T. Camped out the night before on the saddle. Got off the top just before a storm blew in.
Posted Dec 4, 2005 8:43 pm

Alcas24Route Climbed: AT Date Climbed: Jan 17, 2004  Sucess!


Hiked solo through the snow and ice to reach the summit. Views were subpar due to fog and clouds but it was great to get out in GA in winter conditions.
Posted Nov 3, 2005 2:12 am

unclehudRoute Climbed: AT from Byron Reece Date Climbed: October 16, 2005  Sucess!


Hauled my four-year-old nephew up the lower slopes with the help of his 16-year-old brother. Once he saw the views, he began to take charge. Great day, beautiful weather, and we actually could see the Atlanta skyline!

Great, easy half-day hike.
Posted Oct 21, 2005 11:12 pm

WoundedKneeRoute Climbed: AT Date Climbed: October 15, 2005  Sucess!


Not a cloud in the sky all day. More views from top of this mountain than along the entire AT south of Blood. Reached the top on a Saturday, and it was swarming with people. Shelter was pretty manky.
Posted Oct 16, 2005 11:31 pm

DufferRoute Climbed: AT Date Climbed: July 1975  Sucess!


Climbed with my brother during our summer break from high school.
Posted Oct 7, 2005 10:56 pm

TomSellickRoute Climbed: Appalachian Trail Date Climbed: Many  Sucess!


Blood Mountain is lots of fun to do in the winter after a good snowfall. Actually, I don't think I've ever seen it in the summer....
Posted Aug 31, 2005 6:50 pm

CortezRoute Climbed: AT Date Climbed: April 28, 2001  Sucess!


One word>Rollers, lots of rollers. I was out of shap when I did this hike and it kicked my butt.

Hiking Party:

Michael Booker

Jennifer Booker

Joel Stewart

Kathy Stewart

Tim Allen
Posted Jul 20, 2005 10:41 am

Dow WilliamsRoute Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: 2002  Sucess!

Dow Williams

A GA friend who lives and hikes the GA- AT trails killed a rattle snake that was in the center of the trail because he thought it might bite his dog. I was not impressed. All happened before I could offer my alternative, simply move the snake off the trail. It was a good size rattler.

Would have done a lot of hiking here in the 1990's, but was just back for a visit.
Posted Jun 27, 2005 1:49 pm

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