4/13 Swaim Campground (11)

April 13, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Today was an adventure. We woke up early full of energy after our easy day and were on top of Blood Mountain by 10:30! The rocky top reminded us of NH and there was a beautiful old shelter from 1938 on top. We descended down into Neels Gap and got our first taste of civilization since beginning – with ice cream and bananas! After spoiling ourselves we kept going and made it to Swaim with a big group by the afternoon.  We all happily sat around the fire with a group who was section hiking and eager for us to eat their marshmallows so they would be rid of them. Later that night a bear did them a favor and ate all of them, along with a lot of the rest of their food, after it figured out how to cut their bear bag down.  It’s keeping us on our toes.