Trailblazer | 1080 pts
This was the third time I did this ultimate hike - and 46 year old knees wonder if I'll ever do the full 17 miles in one day again. It is UNSURPASSED as a hike (A rapidly increasing stream cutting through ever deepening canyons that get more and more primeval) but DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE this! It can be an ordeal if you are psychologically unprepared for the cold, wet, and dark bowels-of0the-earth depths of this wonderful place in Fall. Consider if you are ready, don't dawdle too much, and be ready to be exhausted but happy.