Snow in Georgia Heading Up the Appalachian Trail

Published Jan 20, 2016

Snowy dude at Neel Gap, GA. ~ Photo courtesy of Mountain Crossings Outfitters

Snowy dude at Neel Gap, GA. ~ Photo courtesy of Mountain Crossings Outfitters

The early bird might get the worm, but early hopeful Appalachian Trail thru-hikers get the snow in Georgia. Conditions near Blood Mountain are wicked cold, icy, snowy and challenging; therefore, one tattooed dude went for a stroll half-naked.

On Tuesday evening, January 19, 2016, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency in preparation for icy weather on the path of the AT.

More than a dozen school districts in North Georgia either canceled classes or shut down early on Wednesday, January 20th. The 15 counties under a winter storm warning include: Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Chatooga, Whitfield, Murray, Gordon, Fannin, Gilmer, Union, Towns, Pickens, Dawson, Lumpkin and White Counties.

Just a tad snowy at Hiker Hostel in North Georgia with more on the way. ~ Photo: Hiker Hostel

Snow in Georgia at Hiker Hostel, with more on the way. ~ Photo: Hiker Hostel

Yup, right along the Trail. Headed northeast. Right along the Trail.

Hunker down, take a few zeroes, risk it or slow down. Please don't do anything stupid that might put those who must come to your rescue in danger.

To check the weather along the Trail, try ATWeather.org.

Here's their link to today's snow in Georgia: ATWeather.org forecast for North Georgia.


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Robert Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life. Robert has two adult daughters and six grandchildren.
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