June 3, 2009
What a ride! You may think I'm nuts, but I enjoyed this trail more than Tsali left, thompson and MB loops. The initial climb is definitely tough, but the payoff is superb! The scenery is amazing, the trail is very well-kept and I wasn't hung over after fun at Mickey's in Bryson City. Going down will increase the pucker factor. It took us 28 minutes to get up (all climbing) and about 3 minutes to descend. When descending, be careful on the switchbacks, they can be a little hairy :). LOVED THIS TRAIL!!!