Popular Stamp - Blue Mt. Shelter 6.0 miles
Popular Stamp: 3,350' - Cold Springs Gap: 3,450' - Chattahoochee Gap: 3,500'
Red Clay Gap: 3,450' - Rocky Knob: 4,015' - Henson Gap: 3,550' - Blue Mt. Shelter: 3,800'
|Morning of day 3 single file|
We lunched on a very large log, and I made koolaid and had a bright red MOUTH..lol went well with my red sports bra...haha
|The blue blaze to spring starts here in the Chatahoochee Gap|
After lunch we walked down the hill on the Blue Blazed Trail to the headwaters of the Chattahoochee. It was straight down, and my downhill knees were screaming.. At the spring it was really no big deal just another spring..like so many others we have used. Its amazing to think it becomes a swift running river down in lower Georgia. The walk back up the hill was exhuasting and we had to rest before setting off again...
|Hydrating on Chatahoochee water.|
At Henson Gap we rested...named for a man who was ambushed and killed at this spot long ago--
|FORE- goofing off Henson Gap Rest Break-pack off|
In the gap we found a spring with a pipe! That made it much easier to fill our water containers...we got what we needed then hiked the 10th of a mile to the shelter.
The shelter was a three sided like most --front open, but newer being built in 1988- Written on the wall in big letters was
"KILL ALL MICE"..lol
|Blue Mt Shelter, I quit 6 months later.|
|our tent pitched in the shelter|
|Real women wear plaid!|
|Cleaned up in camp|
|Emma in her bag|
Marsha has some strange things to say about JT's sleepin habits, something about talking and moving his arms around and snoring. All I heard coming their tent was giggling!!