this side is much easier to access. Chilson, Bear, and Horse Camp have great water. If you head up from the east side, don't try to drop down the west side on any of those trails (Davenport, Willow, Sheep)... they all are very overgrown and difficult to navigate. Like 2 hours per mile, plus a lot of bloodshed difficult. I'd also recommend avoiding Sandy Saddle Trail. Otherwise, you could make a great 20ish mile loop w/ Barnhardt -> Mazzie Divide -> Rock Creek (read the triplogs, there is a difficult section but it's <.5 miles) -> Half Moon. Check out Joe's trail map to see what other fun east side trails could be combined.