Blissful is proud to announce the accomplishment of a thru hike along the Benton MacKaye Trail! Blissful began the journey in late March and finished April 16th. The hike began near the base of Springer Mtn and wound its way through the northern Georgia mountains, fording creeks, hiking up and down many "lumps" as Blissful coined them, some gaining elevation to near 5,000 feet until linking again with the Appalachian Trail and onward through the southern Smokies. Blissful enjoyed tremendous scenery, vistas, challenges in good ascents and descents, river crossings that were swift and slippery,
emerging wildflowers in the spring season, and exploring the past mountaineers that once made the vast Smokies their home.
If you are interested in this trail, find out more through the Benton MacKaye Trail Association and visit Blissful's trail journal (link below) that explores the day by day journey along this 287 mile trail.