The Unicoi Crest above Tellico Plains


Cherokee Hiking Club
198 Crews Drive, Benton, TN 373




Blood Mountain Dayhike
Saturday, September 12, 2009

Leaders: Jane Bohannon, Sheila Bailey

Length: 4.5 miles

Difficulty Rating: Moderate

Hike Report for Blood Mountain Trail on Saturday September 12, 2009 ~ submitted by Jane Bohannon

Seven hikers did the four mile trek up and down Blood Mountain which is the highest peak on Georgia’s portion of the AT.  Everyone was great to pitch in and help out on this one since our hike leader, Gail Gray, was ill and couldn’t lead this hike.  The fog lifted soon after we got on the trail allowing us magnificent views.  We ate lunch on the rocks near the old stone cabin built by the CCC in the 1930’s as an AT shelter.  We had a very experienced hiker from Chattanooga, Bill Kinnaman, join us.  He has done all of the AT except for a short section in Maine. We identified the following wild flowers:  joe pye weed, rattlesnake plantain, turtleheads, orange jewel weed, beauty berry bush, foamflower, pipsissewa, goldenrod, white snakeroot, and black-eyed susans.  We stopped by the Outfitter’s Store for AT hikers and quenched our thirsts there.  One group ate at the Dam Deli at Ocoee on the way home.  Participants were:  Sunni Campbell, Joanne Jackson, Jennifer Schroll, Kathy Seymour, and Bill Kinnaman (guest).

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