Alpine Crest Resort
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... going back to their house for drinks, where Ellie announced she was pregnant! Celebrations and bubbly followed, along with random (unsuccessful) beer-run adventures and random Vimeo videos of a guy called Al that...can't really be explained... Morning brought the next driving leg, towards a mountain cabin outside a town called Helen. Helen was explained to me as a German town in the foothills of ...
Yet another instance of great friends starts my time at the lake. Upon hearing of my plans for this southern journey, Miss Heather Smith immediately rolled out that southern hospitality and invited me to stay at her family's lake house up at Lake Burton in Northeastern Georgia and enjoy some solitude. Thank you Heather! My few days here at Lake Burton, right up in the Chatahoochie National Forest, have been filled ...
... weather. It was almost constantly uphill, but at a very gentle slope that let me do the entire 13 miles with only one couple minute break. We made such good time that we reached the shelter around 1 pm with plenty of daylight left. The next day looked to be a *******e with several large climbs and we had so much time before sunset that Smokescreen, Co-ed and I decided to knock out another 6 miles over a mountain so we wouldn't have to do it the next day (Mooch was a ways behind ...
... 13 miles. Thankfully the terrain seems like it will be pretty good, no huge changes in elevation, just the normal ups and downs.
Day 1: 9.5 miles, Springer Mountain to somewhere near Horse Gap
Day 2: 6.3 miles, near Horse Gap to Gooch Mountain Shelter
Day 3: 8.5 miles, Gooch Mountain Shelter to Lance Creek Campsite
Day 4: 13.4 miles, 7.4 miles from Lance Creek Campsite to Neel Gap, then 6 miles slackpacking from Tasnatee Gap back to Neel Gap
Day 5: Zero at Neel Gap
... for many years and decided to head for the mountains for a change. But mountains and Florida are not quite synonymous. The nearest was either South Carolina or northern Georgia. The Appalachian Trail has always held mystique since meeting a through hiker many years ago. So we headed to Georgia and Mile 1 (or Miles 1,146 pending where you start).
Dahlonega, GA is an old mining town in the mountains and a perfect setting ...