Getting to Springer - planes, trains and automobiles. Tim zones out on the MARTA ride to the North Springs Station.
Stalking Tortoise and Dixie Wisson. Dixe shuttled us from the MARTA North Springs Station to Nimblewill where her husband Wes met us for the trip up to Springer Mountain.
The southernmost blaze on Springer Mountain and the view west.
Stalking Tortoise at the Southern Terminus.
Smoking Sox at the Southern Terminus.
The US Forest Service AT plaque.
Long Creek Falls
OMG - a mountain view in Georgia!
Our campsite along Justus Creek - filtering water after a tough 13.6 miles.
Smoking Sox campsite hidden behind the poison ivy tree.
Mountain ridges as far as the eye can see.
The view west from Blood Mountain
USGS marker on Blood Mountain.
The Blood Mountain Shelter, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's.
Ridgerunner Lady and Ed the Hiker at the Blood Mountain Shelter.
Ed the hiker and Tim relax at the Blood Mountain Shelter.
The perfect place for my pack after climbing Blood Mountain - off my back!
Stalking Tortoise on Blood Mountain. "I made it without blowing out my aorta!"
Heading north on Blood Mountain before the 900' descent to Neels Gap.
More views from Blood Mountain.
My first peek at the Walasi-Yi building in Neels Gap. And there's the "Where'sKarl.com motorhome. Karl tried to set a new 'record' for speed running the AT. He failed.
The second of three brass AT plaques, located in Neels Gap.
A bed and shower in the Mountain Crossings hostel. That's is worth a late day 2.5-mile descent!
Walasi-Yi = Frogtown. Based on this sign in the hostel, it looks like the building was originally a restaurant.
A clean bunk and a shower for $15. Not a bad deal.
The morning view east from Walasi-Yi.
Tim is all smiles before he weighed his pack with six days worth of food in it.
I had no idea my pack would weigh 39 pounds after adding food & clothing. Ignorance is bliss!
The AT passes through the breezeway before heading up Levelland Mountain.
A view east from Wolf Laurel Top.
Hog Pen Gap - just another descent followed by an ascent.