Day 4

Today I woke up to temperatures in the mid twenties. I hiked over Blood Mountain, where the winds were over 40 mph. It was a pretty good hike up. Came across an area of interesting ice crystals in the soil on the way up.

The oldest shelter on the whole trail is up there, which I think was built in the 1930s.

There were some great views and luckily we could see them.

Hiking down Blood Mountain was a little steeper and more rocky. Then hiked into Neels Gap, where there are two small resorts. Two guys around my age and I got a room for the night, where the resort did our laundry and we had pizza. A strong cold wind has been blowing all day long.

Tomorrow is food resupply day in the morning, then back to the trail.

I hope everyone is doing well back home.

16 thoughts on “Day 4

  1. We are loving the trail updates! Keep ’em coming as much as you can. Great photos, and so fun to follow you on your journey!!!

    Things are same old same old here. You’re definitely in a better place. 🙂
    Enjoy!

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  2. Great pictures Jason, Do they call it blood mountain because your blood runs cold Just hiking up yet. Have a great day tomorrow on the trail, hope to hear from you again soon, keep on trucking.

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  3. I’ve been reading everyday. Thanks for keeping us updated. Great photos.

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  4. Sounded like a good idea to get a room, and get warm and dry.

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  5. Wow – it looks like quite an adventure already! I’m glad that you seem to find enjoyment and beauty even in less-than-perfect conditions. Your pictures are amazing. Be safe and have a great time!

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  6. Keep the reports coming Jason. I’m enjoying following your journey.
    Dave Shannon

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  7. Wow this is so cool Jason – you are doing it! I look forward to watching this journey and checking your status each day. You have a great eye for photos.

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  8. What an adventure! Brings back memories for me. Although I never hiked the whole trail, it was certainly a destination place. Aren’t the views breathtaking!!! The little stone cabin or shelter? Cool. Pictures are great, Jason. Not only are you taking a hike, the rest of us are going along too. So fabulous to be included in your own private adventure. Thanks!

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  9. I agree on the posts, photos and it’s fun to follow your journey. I bet that pizza tasted great.🤗🍕

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  10. Hi Jason,
    I have been thinking about you and the weather…brrrr! I don’t mind 20 degrees, I don’t even wear a coat when it’s above 20. But no way do I want to sleep in it! And the wind?! Don’t get blown off the side of the mountain! Be safe, keep warm, and keep the pics comin’!

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  11. You always find fun things to photograph and I’m glad that you have people to talk with

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  12. Interesting to follow your journey……my stepdaughter and her boyfriend are starting the trail today…..I don’t believe they have trail names yet, but I will let you know if and when they do…..perhaps you will meet! Their names are Molly and Levi

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    1. I hope to meet them on the trail!

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  13. Hey Jason! So nice to see all of your interesting photos. Nice job!

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    1. If you have any special requests let me know.

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