24 March 2010
by, 03-24-2010 at 06:58 PM (304 Views)
24 March 2010, Blue Mountain Shelter
I was one of the last ones to leave camp this morning. The weather today was great, perfect hiking weather. I had planned on going into the town of Helen tonight but when I arrived at Blue Mountain Shelter here I just wanted to sit around and do nothing for the rest of the afternoon. Yesterday was the first time I was able to use my hammock. I have set it up again tonight. There is another couple here that also has hammocks set up. They are Rachael and Anthony; Anthony will later pick up the trail name Stick Shift. Rachael is having some foot issues and is going to get off the trail at the road crossing tomorrow. She was telling me about the shuttle from the Hiawassee at scheduled intervals. That made up my made to go to Hiawassee rather than Helen.
Tonight was the first night we had a good campfire and some of us sat around talking into the night and having some good conversations. It was kind of comical listening to some of the younger guys trying to impress the women.
Tonight here so far we have Geo, Gipc Girl, Castaway, Rabid, Freeman, Charlie, Mad Mike, Snowman, Escargo, Hoogan Doogan, Dutchess, Not Bad, (these three are know and Charlie’s Angels) Lobsterman, Murf, Ass Kicker, Anthony, Rachael.