Day 10 – Mile 69.6 – Dicks Creek Gap

11 miles hiked

Colin and I hit the trail at 8:25 and we hiked fast. It took us a little over 4.5 hours to get to Dicks Creek Gap but the last 2 miles were awful. We heard of trail magic ahead so we sped up and it was like a mirage for the last hour of hiking. The next time I hear there is trail magic ahead I will ignore it and just take it as it comes, its not worth the mental strain.

The magic was worth it though. Two separate church groups were there; Clarksville Vineyard Christian Fellowship (a men’s group) and Glenloch Baptist. This was the best trail magic so far – one had chili and the other had hot dogs.

A man and his grandson overheard Colin and I mention we wanted to make it to Helen for the night and offered us a ride. We rode in the back of his truck.

Helen is an odd town with a Bavarian theme.


We plan on taking a zero tomorrow since we pushed so hard the last two days. Plus, rain is in forecast.


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