5.14

Started the day near Gooch Mountain Shelter@ ~ 16 miles and ended near Blood Mountain Shelter @ ~ 30 miles.

There is obviously a lot of up and down, but to give you an idea, yesterday I started at 3,782 feet, went down to about 2500 feet, then up and down ~500-600 feet 6-7 more times.

It is really going to be hard to give elevations.  Maybe I can take pics from the book and post.

Blisters are starting today.  I have run into a lot of hikers.  We all give each other trail names.  On the way down when Mom, Mimi and I stopped for lunch at BoJangles a couple we met from Germany told us their trail names are Bud and Bud Light.  Apparently A LOT of people from Germany come to hike the AT.

Today I was given the name Blaze.

5.13 camp site for the night  near Gooch Mountain Shelter, ~ 16 miles in

5.13 camp site for the night near Gooch Mountain Shelter, ~ 16 miles in

5.14  Blisters start

5.14 Blisters start

5.14 Meeting other hikers.  Missing Burton already

5.14 Meeting other hikers. Missing Burton already

5.14  Can't beat the views

5.14 Can’t beat the views

 

5.14 Outhouse

5.14 Outhouse

 

5.14.15 Blood Mountain, lunch time. Total miles ROUGHLY 30+/- from starting point

5.14.15 Burnett Field Mountain, lunch time. Total miles ROUGHLY 26+/- from starting point

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