Blood Mountain Climber's Log

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johnmnichols - Dec 31, 2007 6:29 pm Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2004

Cool summit  Sucess!

The summit can also be attained via the AT from Wolfpen Gap (3300 ft) along GA 180. It's a slightly longer, but less rocky/steep approach than the one from the US 19 side at Neels Gap. For even more vertical, summit from Vogel State Park (2270 ft) as part of the Coosa Backcountry Loop.


TiogaBradford - Dec 16, 2007 2:58 pm Date Climbed: Dec 15, 2007

We Heard It Is a Nice View  Sucess!

Climbed up via the Byron Reese trail. It was a cloudy, overcast day with a front moving in, and by the time we got to the top, it began raining. There was no view whatsoever from the top, though we talked to others who said it's wondeful. We got thoroughly soaked on the way down, but still had a great time!


eric-griz - Nov 26, 2007 9:26 pm Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2000

Rain  Sucess!

Day three of my 2000 northbound Appalachian Trail thru-hike.


captainbuuda - Nov 14, 2007 1:47 am Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2003

My 1st summit  Sucess!

Me and my wife honeymooned at the Blood Mtn cabins and took this hike late in the afternoon. It was an awesome experience for me that started my obsession with the mountains. My wife was pretty stressed by the experience, though, since we went up without flashlights and got back to the cabin just after dark.

Wade Baker

Wade Baker - Oct 27, 2007 2:57 am Date Climbed: Dec 25, 2001

1st Mtn  Sucess!

1st mtn climbed solo.


buzzdainer - Oct 21, 2007 7:11 pm Date Climbed: Mar 10, 1995

Appalachian Trail  Sucess!

One of the landmark days on my Appalachian Trail thru-hike. Beautiful day and a beautiful place.


weeds19 - Sep 27, 2007 12:38 am Date Climbed: May 26, 2003

Great hike!  Sucess!

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.


catullus - Sep 18, 2007 1:48 am Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2007

georgia AT  Sucess!

Hiked from Springer to Dick's Creek Gap over four days with my father.


dang133 - Aug 25, 2007 11:33 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2007

Love it!  Sucess!

Been up here more times than I can count in every kind of weather imaginable. Its a great mountain.


gwave47 - Feb 11, 2007 12:18 am Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2007

Route Climbed: From Byron Reese Trailhead  Sucess!

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.


Bam-Bam - Nov 17, 2006 5:11 am Date Climbed: May 2, 2006

AT  Sucess!

Live in Atl and have been here many times on the at passing through and on day trips.


Rockman - Aug 29, 2006 6:08 am Date Climbed: Mar 15, 1998

Watch for the skunk.  Sucess!

Remember receiving my first "yogi" experience, a nice hamburger.

shortstuff - Jul 24, 2006 4:23 pm Date Climbed: Dec 25, 2005

Neel's Gap to Blood Mountain  Sucess!

Wonderful winter hike up Blood Mountain. Actually snowed on Christmas Day when we reached the shelter.


Aeldrin - Apr 30, 2006 1:15 am Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2006

Great trip - Hiked in from Woody Gap  Sucess!

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!


nayrb - Apr 11, 2006 2:29 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2005

Great AT Peak ... From Neels Gap  Sucess!

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.


KevinEldon - Feb 16, 2006 10:13 pm Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2006

Ice makes it interesting  Sucess!

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.

Joseph Claghorn

Joseph Claghorn - Feb 13, 2006 5:47 pm Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2006

Snow Climb from Byron Reese  Sucess!

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.


BobSmith - Jan 26, 2006 7:01 pm

Route 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.


vbc285 - Dec 4, 2005 8:43 pm

Route 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.


Alcas24 - Nov 3, 2005 2:12 am

Route 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.

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