Explorer | 40 pts
I began the hike heading North
completing a 4.8 mile clockwise loop.
The time was approximately 8:15am.
Within the first 100 yards or so, a the
trail steadily began to incline at about
30-45 degrees. Once over the first of
two noticiable saddles the intensity
declines with the trail.
Most of the terrain is a combination of
small rock (mostly quartz i think) and
dirt, making it a fairly comfotable hike.
About midpoint the trail again begins to
ascend at a steady grade of about 30
degrees. On this particular day, the
trail was very dry and dusty. The views and scenary
are spectacular. I noticed that this
trail met up with a few others to
extend the distance (7/8 miles) or
could be kept to 4.8 miles. This trail
is very beautiful and well preserved.
If hiking with a group of people it
tends to get long, but for a quiet
peaceful hike for one or two, it can be
very rejuvenating. Highly recommended!