Thru-Hiker Season Kick-Off Party on Georgia's Blood Mountain

Thru-Hiker Season Kick-Off Party on Georgia's Blood Mountain. ~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Thru-Hiker Season Kick-Off Party on Georgia's Blood Mountain. ~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Our delightful pals at Mountain Crossings Outfitters invite you to hike or drive to Neel Gap (no, it's not "Neels Gap") up on Blood Mountain at Walasi-Yi, smack-dab on the Appalachian Trail in Georgia for their Annual Thru-Hiker Season Kick-Off Party!

Thru-hikers will flock out of the forest and find a party with live music, food, fun for the whole family, a gear raffle and gear demonstrations.

Get a gear shakedown while you're there. Your back and knees will thank you for the next 2,175 miles.

This year's fun includes good ol' bluegrass pickin' from 1-5 PM on Saturday, February 27, 2016, with a s'mores making station, hot dogs on the grill, face painting and hair wrapping for the kiddos.

We will hold a gear raffle that benefits the AT History Project. Their efforts document the building of the Appalachian Trail, in connection to the Civilian Conservation Corps in Union County.

Gear will include anything from daypacks, hydropacks, clothing, water bottles, cookware and much more.

Visit Mountain Crossings for the Thru-Hiker Season Kick-Off Party -- a day of reveling in the mountains and celebrating the Appalachian Trail!

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