Jones Gap Backpacking Trip
Jeremy Dolby, Tim Hewitt, Joe Reaper, Adam Thompson, and I decided that we wanted to spend our sophomore year Spring Break on a backpacking trip. A couple of years earlier, I had taken a backpacking trip to Jones Gap State Park in South Carolina. I suggested that we go there as a group since it was close to my house. That would allow us to stay with my parents before and after the backpacking portion of our trip. They guys liked that idea, so we ordered maps and started making plans.
We decided to set up a base camp so that we could go on day hikes without carrying the full weight of our gear. We picked group site B on the Coldspring Branch Trail, just off the Jones Gap Trail, as our home base. To give ourselves maximum flexibility, we chose not to plan the day hikes in advance.