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fishallday
12-17-2009, 19:12
me and a buddy are doin a weekend trip (friday afternoon till sunday) and are starting at blood mountain at neel gap.. where would a good location to hike to? any suggestions?

Rambler1
12-17-2009, 19:22
check the weather...nasty rain and 30 degree temps.

30.5 Neels Gap (3125 ft), paved US 19/129 with parking at Byron Reese Memorial north on highway.
31.8 Bull Gap , water
33.5 Rock Spring Top , water
33.9 Wolf Laurel Top (3766 ft) with campsite and views to right in clearing.
34.9 Boggs Creak Gap , water
36.0 Tesnatee Gap (3138 ft), paved GA Hwy. 348 (Richard B. Russell Scenic Highway) with parking.
36.7 Whitley Gap Shelter (3360 ft), privy is right 1.2 miles on side trail, dependable water.
36.7 Whitley Gap Shelter (3360 ft), privy is right 1.2 miles on side trail, water.
36.9 Hogpen Gap (3450 ft) on GA Hwy. 348 with parking water.
41.1 Low Gap Shelter (2990 ft), privy is right via side trail into cove with water.
42.9 Popular Stamp Gat, water
46.1 Chattahoochee Gap (3500 ft), spring on right via side trail is headwaters of Chattahoochee River.
47.8 Site of former Rocky Knob shelter. Area still usable as campsite. Spring downhill below old shelter site.
48.0 spring, water
48.3 Blue Mountain Shelter (3780 ft), privy via side trail to left. Spring on A.T. just before turnoff to shelter.
48.3 Blue Mountain Shelter (3780 ft), privy via side trail to left. Spring on A.T. just before turnoff to shelter.
50.5 Unicoi Gap (2949 ft), paved GA Hwy 75 with parking.

mweinstone
12-17-2009, 19:33
walk around blood in the woods for a day.find the gold.

Hoop
12-17-2009, 22:55
Coosa backcountry trail is right there; 12 mi or so loop. Check it out.

scope
12-18-2009, 11:42
Might want to go to Woods Hole shelter for Friday night, short easy hike from Neel on Freeman trail which might be better than going over Blood in the rain. Can go either way from there depending if you're dropping a car or doing an in-and-out. Whitley Gap shelter is a little over 10m nobo with Cowrock as a nice overlook spot, and probably makes the most sense if you're hiking back to Neel. Gooch shelter is about 12m sobo with Big Cedar as a nice overlook along the way, and would only be 5m back to a car if parked at Woody Gap.

max patch
12-18-2009, 11:50
me and a buddy are doin a weekend trip (friday afternoon till sunday) and are starting at blood mountain at neel gap.. where would a good location to hike to? any suggestions?

Do you are taking 2 cars (or paying for a shuttle) or just 1?