A View from the Top

{He's my mountain man...}

This weekend found Erik and I in the woods. Well actually we were in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the start of the Appalachian Trail. We packed our gear and drove up to North Georgia. We started at the base of Blood Mountain at around 11a and trudged through an awesome coke-float lookin' path made of snow and mud.

We got nice and dirty and reached the summit at around 1p. You could see the still snow-capped peaks of the mountains and because it was a clear day, we could see the Atlanta skyline more than 100 miles away.

We had planned on staying in this shelter, but plan B ensued. It was full of snow and other hikers which meant that we spent a couple hours enjoying the sunshine (I got a nice little sunburn on my nose from the sun and snow!), eating lunch, and relishing the view.

Sadly we headed back to the car around 3p and headed home. I wish we could have stayed but it was too far to the next shelter and we didn't bring our tent to sleep under the stars. But we did make it back in enough time to sleep in our own bed for the night. I have a feeling that we will make the trip again soon...

How about you, do anything adventurous this weekend?


  1. I have 2 small children...the grocery store is an adventure! :)

    So glad you had a good time! AND a warm bed!

  2. That is one of my favorite hikes on the trail! It's beautiful in the snow and especially when the trees are all icy.


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