Mountain Crossings at Walasi-Yi

The boys and I took a trip to Blairsville, and we made a stop at Mountain Crossings per the recommendation of Eric from Atlanta Trails. I am so glad he told us about this place!

The building was completed in 1937, the same year that the Appalachian Trail was completed, and it marks the only covered part of the trail….the AT runs right through the building! You can grab all sorts of gear here, from packs to shoes, to poles, to books, and so much more. The building itself is made of stone and is beautiful.  Take peek in the store, climb the back walk for gorgeous mountain views, see the hundreds of thru-hiker’s books hanging from the rafters, and listen to stories of those passing though.

Over the past seven decades Mountain Crossings has become an important part of the Appalachian Trail history. We invite anyone who has imagined the dream of hiking the A.T. to come and enjoy the view, people, music, gifts, gear and gab at one of the most unforgettable places on the trail, Mountain Crossings @ Walasi-Yi

 

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Lesli Peterson

Lesli made her way to Atlanta over 20 years ago, after living in Germany, Japan and six U.S. states. She relishes the discovery of obscure, offbeat and unwonted places, and she will chat up any willing stranger to uncover a new secret locale.

After 18 years in software development, Lesli bailed on the corporate scene. When she’s not traveling, she’s hiking in the mountains or checking out Atlanta’s culinary scene, whiskey in hand.

Lesli has two kiddos -Cooper and Elliot- plus two bonus kids currently at UGA, and she’s happily married to her soul mate.

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