Saturday - Dave said Fri night in the shelter was noisy!!! Someone was snoring and vibrating the floor all night. Not much sleep. Thinks he loves his tent.
He said lots of ups and downs before he reached the Slaughter Creek Campsites (base of Blood Mountain) where he will spend Sat night. He had his choice for dinner,Garlic Couscous or freeze dried Beef Stew, he went w/the beef stew (that was to be his Easter Dinner). He did about 12 miles that day and was very hungry. Says still nice and warm and loving the trail.
Sunday - He called at about 7:45am and he was very excited and already on top of Blood Mountain (according to ancient tales Blood Mountain got its name from a battle between the Creek & Cherokee nations on the slopes and it left so many dead and wounded that the ground ran red w/blood, hence the name Blood Mountain. He had just missed the sunrise. Says he needs to get up earlier next time.
That's all I have for now, waiting for his next call.