My dad and I set out for our Appalachian Trail adventure Monday morning. After a stop at Dunkin Donuts (of course), the Post Office (to send some goodies to my husband), and Wal-Mart (for the ever important Almond Joy), we wound our way past Dahlonega to the start of our hike.
|Before we started|
|Notice the sun is still shining at this point|
We started at Neel's Gap around 11 and planned a two-ish mile hike up to Blood Mountain, the highest point of the AT in Georgia. The climb there was completely uphill, with a combination of trail switchbacks, gentle (and not so gentle) inclines, and stone steps.
|See that incline??|
|The white mark to prove we're still on the AT|
|An action shot up the stone steps|
|Almost to the top of Blood Mountain|
|It had stopped raining at this point, but there were still heavy gray clouds above|
|The stone shelter|
|Our delicious picnic lunch|
|We did NOT add our shoes to the collection|