Blood Mountain, Ga Camping Closure
FYI - From the ATC Facebook page:
BLOOD MOUNTAIN, GA CAMPING CLOSURE. The AT between Neels Gap and Jarrard Gap is closed to camping as a safety measure until further notice. This includes Blood Mtn and Woods Hole Shelters. Day hiking is allowed. Any camping on side trails should take place at least 1/4 mile from AT. Persistent bear activity has led to this temporary closure. Call the US Forest Service at 706-745-6928 if you have questions.
We did not experience any of the bear problems listed on our April hike, but talked with a couple of through hikers that had problems at Wood's Hole. I have also heard a couple of reports of a hiker shooting a bear at Wood's Hole Shelter in April, but that remains unfounded as far as I can tell.
Yet another reason that I LOVE my BB - getting away from the Shelters!