LAKE WINFIELD SCOTT HIKE TO THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL

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This is the trailhead for The Jarrard Gap Trail that leads from Lake Winfield Scott to the Appalachain Trail.

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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.

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Boone was enjoying the hike.

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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.

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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).

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Lake Winfield Scott in a recreation area (with a nearby campground) that is managed by the U.S. Forest Service.

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