Day 9: Standing Indian
Todays 12.5 miles were dominated by the climb up and over Standing Indian Mtn. Even though a big climb the trail was not as rocky as it has been and seemed easier. My knee has been a bit better, the brace and vitamin I (ibuprofin) are helping.
The mountains of the southern Nantahalas are beautiful, mixed hardwoods and rhodos. Weather continues to be perfect.
So beautiful, I loved my time with my brother hiking in the Nantahala Forest, although that’s when I decided I was not a backpacker! You have my admiration Jon. Stay safe.
The first photo–trail so inviting! Are the insects a problem at night?
Very few insects this time of year.
I am so enjoying reading your blog. Sounds like a great time. They named the chunky gal trail after me.