On my way from NC to Dolly Sods in West Virginia where I met some friends I decided to jump on the AT at Rockfish Gap. I began hiking south towards Humpback Rocks- about a 7 mile hike. My plan was to camp at the Paul C. Wolfe Shelter but I wanted to hike past it and then turn back north for the night. There were what I expected- lots of ups and downs with switch backs. I met one north bound through hiker who said he encountered a mama bear and two cubs. Also he said he saw a timber rattler. I took a break at the shelter and moved on to Humpback. I turned north back to the shelter for the night. There was a nice Creek in front of the shelter- Mill Creek. Great water source and a place to soak my tired feet. I enjoyed my stay.