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Owltown, Georgia Map

Awesome trail. Moderate is a good description. There were a couple of steep sections but overall it was very steady. Halfway into the hike you get to a bit of rocky trails which are a lot of fun. When you get to the top don’t stop until you get to the blood mountain shelter, it’s worth it to see it. Overall great hike. It would be a great hike for kids as well 7-8+.

First two miles hella up hill. Last two miles are knee burners. Great workout. Great views. On a clear day the views are absolutely stunning. The ascent up blood mountain is pretty gnarly. Nice and challenging. Great prep for an AT hike. The trail doesn't summit slaughter mountain unless You go off trail. I recommend only if u have long pants on due to poison ivy. So I suggest doing it in the winter.

Enjoy. I do trails like these as much as possible and this was for sure a leg burner.

Ps. Always good to bring extra water. A thru hiker may need some at the summit.


Friday, January 13, 2017

Always great to be on the AT. After parking 1/2 mile north of Mountain Crossing we headed up Bryon Reese Trail to join the AT to Blood Mountain. Temperature was about 40 degrees with overcast skies. Wind was howling at 15-20 mph. After all the rain lately, water sources were everywhere. Even the summit had water if your willing to scoop water out of rock pockets/holes.

After lunch on top of Blood Mountain we headed over to Slaughter Mountain via the AT and Duncan Ridge Trail. We found a faint trail off Duncan to take us to the summit.

Great hike with great friends.