This is the trailhead for The Jarrard Gap Trail that leads from Lake Winfield Scott to the Appalachain Trail.
The Jarrard Gap Trail starts with a hike through a forest and across a small stream, but quickly hits a forest road for about 0.3 miles.
Boone was enjoying the hike.
After 1.2 miles I reach the Appalachian Trail at Jarrard Gap. I camped here back in 1994 during my thru-hike – so it was cool to see this area again. It looked a lot different with leaves on the trees.
I think my 1994 campsite was in the same spot as this 2012 campsite. The A.T. heads northbound toward Blood Mountain from here (and to the upper right in this photo).
Lake Winfield Scott in a recreation area (with a nearby campground) that is managed by the U.S. Forest Service.