October 26, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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THIS IS OUR MOST POPULAR MEETUP OF THE YEAR - AND WE DO THIS ONE EVERY YEAR !
Hike along the Byron Herbert Reece Trail and climb atop Blood Mountain - an iconic peak along the Appalachian Trail! This is a MODERATE RATED hike that totals 4.4 miles in length. The views from atop the mountain are stunning - especially at this time of year - which should be just about peak time for fall foliage!
Follow renowned guide/naturalist/storyteller Bob Gabrielsen and Appalachian Wilderness Guides staff on a trek up the mountain as we spin yarns of the the ghosts and magical Cherokee spirits (said to still live up on the mountain) as you enjoy the scenery on this weekend before Halloween!
After the hike - we'll sit around a campfire near the trail head, sip some hot, fresh mountain cider and socialize!
We'll "Meetup" at the Byron Herbert Reece Parking Lot for Blood Mountain off Gainseville Highway in North Georgia.NOTE: GOOGLE MAPS / MAPQUEST AND GPS'S CANNOT FIND THIS PARKING LOT - AND DO NOT CONFUSE THIS FOR THE BYRON HERBERT REECE NATURE TRAIL AT NEARBY VOGEL STATE PARK.
1) INPUT THESE COORDINATES IN YOUR GPS [masked] / [masked])
3) FOLLOW THIS GOOGLE MAPS LINK http://goo.gl/maps/IaawW TO THE "MOUNTAIN CROSSINGS" HIKER STORE - travelling north from Atlanta - you then turn onto the second road downhill from there into the trailhead parking lot.
Bring trail snacks, a cold lunch, water, a camera, comfortable clothing appropriate for weather 10 degrees cooler than the Atlanta forecast, a rain poncho, comfortable footwear and a small bookbag or daypack to carry it on the trail. Feel free to contact us at [masked] at any time!