Ascent of Blue Mountain on 2014-08-03

Climber: Chris Emery

Date:Sunday, August 3, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Blue Mountain
    Elevation:4000 ft / 1219 m

Ascent Trip Report

Decided to hit one more peak this weekend. Planned a quick trip up to the Blue Mountain summit from Unicoi Gap on the Appalachian Trail. Started fairly late in the afternoon with my three and five year old sons. Hiked up the fairly steep and rocky trail from the gap until we hit the ridge. Went across the ridge to the summit of Blue Mountain. Not much to see here, especially in the summer. Might be decent views in winter when the leaves are down. Five year old wanted to hike on to the shelter to check it out, so we walked on for a bit before the clouds started gathering and we though better of it. Carried the three year old on my back part of the way back (ugh). Beat the rain back to the car. Total distance was a little over 3, but my GPS on my phone decided to crap out at some point, so I'm not sure of the exact. Stopped by Betty's Country Store in Helen on the way home for some good hiking reward candy for the boys and some good hiking reward beer for dad.
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