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.
Climbed with my brother during our summer break from high school.
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....
One word>Rollers, lots of rollers. I was out of shap when I did this hike and it kicked my butt.
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.
Somewhat cold. Good trail. On a clear day can see Kennesaw Mtn in Atlanta!
Nice views from the top. A few secluded tent sites near the summit if you look hard enough.
Topped out while hiking on the AT
This was the first summit that my wife and I made together. We backpacked up and ran out of water. We sucked ryme ice off of leaves to hydrate on the way down. I have climbed this mountain many times since to train for the Cascade Volcainos.
Hit the trail head around 5:45 in the evening. Kinda hazy this evening, so the views from the top weren't great, but the sun was coming through the clouds in very cool patterns while I hung out at the summit for a bit. 50 minutes up and 40 minutes back down. Weather was very pleasant for hiking - 70's with relatively low humidity.
This is the first butt buster you come to going northbound on the AT. Geez, that was a long time ago...
Hit this one on my 2000 AT thruhike and stayed in the shelter. Beautiful summit and I really liked the cabin although it is a bit beat up - like I was.
Summited in dense clouds / fog @ 2 AM EST on Saturday. There were 5 guys (in headlamps) in total that summited (Clay, Ryan, Mark, Eric, & Bryan). Had a great time hiking up the mountain. Saw some people w/ a bear bag directly over the tent - made us laugh. Views would have been better in the day & no clouds.