Unicoi State Park & Lodge
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- Shuttle bus service
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Non-smoking hotel
- High-speed internet in room
- Non-smoking rooms
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So after departing sunny Ringgold, we began the first proper road-leg of our tour. This one began by retracing our steps back to Atlanta, before setting off North East towards the mountains. First stop was a little place called Winder, to meet up with some of Leah's friends - Josh & Ellie, and Paul & Rebecca. Josh is a tennis coach and had a lesson til late on so the rest of us went for ...
... properties for sale and I can still only dream...at 400K for an empty lot on the lake. And of course I found my favorite cemetery yet (ok not including the coonhound cemetery). Just a mile down the road from the lake house is a tiny little cemetery with just a few rows of headstones. What amazed me was the grave of Elizabeth Eller who lived 1827-1922. In a time when the average life span was much lower than ...
... me something to do when I might be bored and helps me keep track of time without forever checking my watch. I haven't listened to music while hiking much in the past, but it will definitely be a staple of this hike.
The day after we took our zero in Neel Gap, we planned on doing 13 fairly easy miles to a shelter. We took an early-morning shuttle to Tesnatee Gap to start from where we had left off while slackpacking. Aside from an initial steep climb, it was a great hike ...
... a mile away I found an amazing camp site. It was a clear area on top of a ridge with a view into a valley to the west where I could see the sunset. I couldn't pass it up, and I spent a relaxing evening eating dinner and enjoying the view before bed.
I woke up to rain and a fairly unpleasant but not awful day. I had slept dry, but trying to pack everything up left a lot of my stuff damp, and the constant rain while hiking just made it worse. Hiking in the rain was fine, ...
... the Blue Ridge railway line. Our choice was the #1 B&B on most travel sites: Aska Lodge. The owners, Ric and Janet deserve the accolades as Aska Lodge lives up to it's reputation. Terrycloth robes, bamboo linen, specialist breakfasts and incredible hosts made it an unforgettable experience.
And so we headed back, filled with fresh mountain air, southern hospitality and life long friends from as far as Germany. All in a week. ...