Just returned from my Dick's Creek to Wallace Gap. The trail is in great shape from recent trail work. We stayed at Rainbow Springs where they had stored my car. The new "Ert" bunkhouse was great. The new owners were happy to see us and very helpful. I visited the new outfitters store and found it well supplied for hikers. All in all I glad I was able to stay there for just a little while. While on the trail we encountered a 17 year old high school drop out ..he had a trash bag for a pack and a golf umbrella and had been living off the goodness of other hikers and what he could find in shelters. I shared this at the campground..they said they would be on the look out for him and would try to give him a little help. His name was Mark and according to other hikers he had been out there for several weeks.