Hampton Inn Helen
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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Travel Blogs from Helen
... some hiking, and lots of sleep! I drove here in a rainstorm which was the perfect entry. Again, this California girl can't get enough water from the sky. I've seen some rather large cascading falls, Minnehaha Falls I believe, but have most enjoyed hanging on the deck of the boathouse talking to ducks, swimming, and exploring the homes and boat houses of Murray Cove. I've looked at real estate fliers ...
... 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 ...
The past few days have been a mix of things. It's interesting how, even though I'm doing the same thing every day, each day is very different. My journey started semi-roughly when most of my gear didn't make it to Atlanta with me. Thankfully, it ended up at the hostel the next morning and I was able to pack it up before catching the shuttle to the start of the trail.
Well, almost to the start. We actually had to walk a mile the wrong way up Springer Mountain to reach ...
... it our base camp for a few days. Forest Hills Resort, 13 miles out of town is a large farm with individual log cabins that can be rented. Ours featured a hot tub, fire place, wrap-around porch and beautiful views of mountain forest. Horse riding, wagon trails and a intimate chapel are all perks of Forest Hills but we opted for the hiking trials instead. Breakfast is included but dinners can be reserved. Well worth saving ...
Woke up to another dreary day but it was warm. Biggest climb of the day was Blood Mountain. It went up about 1,000 feet but it wasn't too terrible going up, but going down was a different story. The climb down into Neels Gap was full of slippery rocks that made me lose my footing a couple of times. I planned on hiking past Neels Gap, but there is ...