I’m Keith and I made the two mile round trip up to Springer. Keith decided with the sketchy roads and questionable directions to the next trailhead to go with Netta, so I went on alone.
The snow stopped and the sun was out. Temps started out at 12 degrees and I think may have reached close to 30. Doesn’t sound like Georgia weather does it. I stopped a little after noon and ate a Clif bar and some beef jerky. I stuck a Snickers bar in my pocket for mid afternoon.
I only saw about 10 people on the trail. It sounds like many went off trail to town because of the cold. I hiked the final five miles with a young man named Smith. Yes that’s his first name. He’s from Baton Rouge. He’s not liking the cold.
I got to Gooch Mt about 6:00 and got right down to business pitching my tent and cooking supper. Knorr butter and herb noodles with tuna added. Still trying to perfect the right amount of water.
Bonus! I got enough of a signal to call Amy for a few minutes. We see if I’m able to send this.
Tomorrow I’ll meet Keith and hike some more.