August 25, 2016
The best way to describe my first experience with this trail is that I had a lovely hike with my mountain bike. I'm not quite sure what did me in on this one, and to be honest it was probably a variety of factors: the 12hrs spent in the car driving over from oregon, compounded by an additional 9hrs exploring Yellowstone, dropping my capacity for endurance exercise drastically; too much beer (vacations do that); perhaps bend oregon biking trails rate their trails on an easier scale (likely, considering everything in Montana seems to be more massive and hardcore). Bottom line, I'm wiped and this post trail beer never tasted better.
Basically if you're an out of towner on vacation and think, "oh I should get some exercise some time this week", pick an easier trail, or just hike it.