AT Days 8-10

Day 8: Dick’s Creek Gap to Standing Indian Shelter, 16.7 miles

By 9:15, I was back at Dicks’s Creek Gap, ready to continue hiking northbound. I was feeling rejuvenated after my brief stint in town, and was very motivated to push myself and get some bigger mileage in for the day; I had my sights set on the Standing Indian Shelter 16.7 miles away. The sun was shining, and it was to be a picture-perfect day on the Appalachian Trail as I set off down the trail solo. ...

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