Blood Mountain Climber's Log

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unclehud - Oct 21, 2005 11:12 pm

Route 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.


WoundedKnee - Oct 16, 2005 11:31 pm

Route 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.


Duffer - Oct 7, 2005 10:56 pm

Route Climbed: AT Date Climbed: July 1975  Sucess!

Climbed with my brother during our summer break from high school.


TomSellick - Aug 31, 2005 6:50 pm

Route 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....


Cortez - Jul 20, 2005 10:41 am

Route 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

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Jun 27, 2005 1:49 pm

Route Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: 2002  Sucess!

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.

Mike N

Mike N - May 26, 2005 9:24 pm

Route Climbed: Neel's Gap Trailhead Date Climbed: February 2005  Sucess!

Somewhat cold. Good trail. On a clear day can see Kennesaw Mtn in Atlanta!


unclehud - Feb 19, 2005 8:21 am

Route Climbed: AT northbound Date Climbed: Labor Day (Sep 4) 2004  Sucess!

Nice views from the top. A few secluded tent sites near the summit if you look hard enough.


gunnersmith - Apr 18, 2004 9:19 pm

Route Climbed: AT Date Climbed: 1996  Sucess!

Topped out while hiking on the AT


iamaclimber - Oct 11, 2003 12:18 am

Route Climbed: Appalachian Trail Date Climbed: Feburary 1997  Sucess!

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.


kdonaldson - Sep 10, 2003 1:09 pm

Route Climbed: From Bryon Reece Trail head Date Climbed: Sept 5 2003  Sucess!

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.


marcminish - Jun 7, 2003 8:30 am

Route Climbed: Appalachian Trail Date Climbed: Month?, 199?  Sucess!

This is the first butt buster you come to going northbound on the AT. Geez, that was a long time ago...


big_g - Mar 3, 2003 6:30 pm Date Climbed: Jan 10, 2000

Route Climbed: AT northbound  Sucess!

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.


Bodhi - Oct 31, 2002 1:47 pm

Route Climbed: AT from Neels Gap Date Climbed: 10.26.2002 - 2 AM EST  Sucess!

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.

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