Friday Hikers: AT – Jones Meadow to Allen Gap, April 8

Collins Chew reporting

The weather was pleasant but cloudy for our 7.4 mile on the AT from Jones Meadow to Allen Gap.  Occasionally, a few sprinkles fell, but never enough to cause problems.  It rained a bit while we were in the Shelter eating lunch.  A few wildflowers were out: Service berry, spring beauty, trailing arbutus, various violets, a few bloodroot and chickweed.  Backpackers were out in force with a few other dayhikers.  Hikers were: Don Baker, Kathy Case, Andrew Cleland, first timer from South Carolina Beth Ann Cushman, George Dickert, Carol Dunham, Judith Foster, Carol Idol, Heather Jacob, Jerry Jones, Eloise Kaeck, first timers Lotta and Ken Murray, first timer John Parks, Lowell Toof, and Collins Chew.