by Bill Schneider & Russ Schneider (Falcon Guides)
© Bill Schneider & Russ Schneider/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.
I did this as a trail run and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is pretty strenuous but not very technical. Weather was about 78deg at trailhead and maybe 62 at the summit. I drank about two liters of water and could have used one more. Water sources were prevalent but I don't run with a filter and therefore only refill near the summit where water first emerges from the ground. I had a lousy map (didn't have this map or trail guide) and had difficulty identifying landmarks to determine my progress along the ridge as there are many small summits that are not necessarily marked. With this map and trail guide you should have no trouble. This is a great trail for spotting wildlife; during my run I saw a heard of about 12 elk, a very large bull moose, coyote tracks, bobcat tracks and bear scat (less than 12hrs old). I would highly recommend it for a fit and experienced hiker/runner.
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