We hiked about 11 miles today and called it an early day to not over exert this early on. We summitted Blood Mountain this morning and the blood spewed every which way (still kidding Mom). The views were awesome but it was kind of overcast.
We hiked down into Neel’s Gap where there is a hiking outfitter called Mountain Crossings. We got our first maildrop which has food for the next 4 days or so. We also grabbed a hot shower there for the low price of $3.75 a person, which is good because my oniony smell was only getting oniony-er. I don’t know what kind of fried atrocity I’m going to smell like when it’s hot. We hiked another couple miles out of there in some light rain and then found a good spot and decided to pitch the tarp and call it a day since the rain appears to be getting not better. We’re a good 6 or 7 miles ahead of our plan after 3 days.
Mood – rockin’ out
Smell – reasonable for Georgia
Physical state – not bad considering BLOOD MOUNTAIN
Song stuck in my head – Mr. Brightside by The Killers