I actually remember checking out the Hiker Hostel before but it just seems like an unnecessary additional cost of getting picked back up at Amicalola to go back to the HH.
Thanks for the # and plug for Joyce and Sally, will definitely check them out.
@ dakotaross - that's an excellent point about bringing just the Phoenix. We were discussing that last night. I will keep an eye on the weather reports and see what's been happening just before we leave. If it's around 40* overnight, then we should be good with that. I used the hot water bottle trick on an overnight here at home once, put it right between my thighs (femoral artery) and was roasting in the hammock, I was stunned at how much heat I got from that. That with either our sit pads or a relectix pad for the legs should keep us toasty.