Today’s Photo: Northwest View, Blood Mountain
Christmas Day, I made the hike up Blood Mountain to the summit. We hiked from the parking lot near Neals Gap, up the Byron Reese Trail then along the Appalachian Trail. I started bundled like little Mikey from “The Christmas Story”, but by the time we make it to the Appalachian Trail, I was in jeans and a t-shirt. That did not last long when we reached the summit and then stopped by the trail shelter. This shot was taken on top of the rock beside the shelter and the wind was blisteringly cold coming up the mountain.