As my Christmas / Hanukkah gift this year, Jodi bought the ticket for
my flight from Boston to Atlanta on March 17. With that nailed down I
then made my reservation for a shuttle and a night's lodging at the
Hiker Hostel in Dahlonega. (

If all goes according to plan, this is how I will get to the start of my hike:

– Fly from Boston to Atlanta
– Ride MARTA from the airport to the North Springs station (the
furthest north station)
– The folks from the hostel will pick me up at the North Springs
Station and drive me to the hostel
– After a night in the hostel bunk room and breakfast, the hostel
folks will shuttle me to Amicalola Falls State Park on the morning of
the 18th where I will start my hike using the Approach Trail to get to
the summit of Springer Mountain

Allen F. Freeman