December 13, 2004
LOOOOONG! It's 18 miles of nonstop a**whipping. From the South Landing trailhead north for 3-4 miles is the most technical/aerobically demanding of the whole trail. It eases up a bit after this until it turns back north at about mile 15. It's fairly technical throughout. With the length, I had trouble keeping my concentration toward the end. All-in-all....this trail rocks.
I've not seen a trail like this one that someone can love one minute, then wish destruction by bulldozers on it the next.