On Saturday I flew to Atlanta and took the Marta train to Sandy Springs. There I stayed overnight and on Sunday took the REI shuttle to both Amicalola State Park to get my hiking tag.
And to Forest Road 42 which is 1 mile from the Spring Mountain terminus.
Although it was clear for a while it started to torrentially rain. So after 7 miles and soaking wet I camped for the night.
The next day was sunny and cool. Here’s a few photos of the trail.
Today I passed Neel Gap where there is a tree for people who are giving up they toss their shoes into it.
Today, day 3, I’ve made it to mile 42, but have a severe case of chaff – ugh. Tomorrow I need to resupply in Hiawasee GA.