Our day on the Sparta-Elroy was terrific! The weather was typical for late summer - early fall, slightly hazy sunshine and not too warm. The trail itself shows subtle signs of the seasons in the amount of tree debris present...noticable, but not enough to slow us down. We did the entire length from Sparta to Elroy and back in one day (72 miles total). We had a great time, but butts were dragging at the end.