February 28th 2017 9:08 PM
Blood Mountain is the highest peak on the Georgia section of the Appalachian Trail and the sixth-tallest mountain in Georgia, with an elevation of 4,458 feet. At about 4,457 feet it turned from climbing in thick fog to rumbling thunderstorm.
The top of blood mountain has a mortar and stone shelter for some cover. The shelter is stone, has openings for windows and doors but neither exist beyond the frames. Waited out the worst of the lightning and then waited 30 minutes from the last strike to begin my descent into Neel Gap. Needing to resupply food and mail I split a cabin with 2 other hikers to get dry, restock and recharge.