Sat, Aug 13 2022 - Lake Winfield Scott to Blood Mountain (View Original Event Details)|
Saturday was unseasonably cool for August, giving us ideal weather for hiking. Our band of ten hikers trekked from Lake Winfield Scott up to Jarrard Gap where we continued on the AT up to the summit of Blood Mountain. I was happily surprised to see a variety of late summer flowers in bloom along the way. Views from the summit were limited at first due to clouds, but improved as we lingered. We turned onto Slaughter Creek Trail to return the lake, passing through the valley's rhododendron tunnels.
We also said hello to two new AOC members who joined us for their first club event. Welcome, LaRae and Rachel! We hope to see you again soon for some more outdoor adventures.