March 16, 2016
While not the longest or steepest trail around, Lawler serves it up both fast and flowy and throws in a couple sections of tight switchbacks. From the shuttle drop-off, climb gravel road for 1 mile, then enter forest for another ½ mile of uphill grunting. The trail flattens out in a lush forest and then a ridge. Time to get rowdy!
There are a few section of grunty, short switchback climbs and the final mile or two are unfortunately on lame double track, but overall, it is well worth the price for the shuttle. Do Lawler with Hardesty! Awesome day right there.