rcorfman wrote:one cyclist asked if we needed anything. One of us jokingly said a cold beer would be nice. Well, like magic, that cyclist pulled a cold pint of ale out of his pack and gave it to us!
Well, THAT settles it then. I take back my comment about cyclist. Bring em on ;) And I also do mountain biking so I mean nothing bad with my comment (and happily share the trail with all - I just don't like hiking in really popular and busy biking sections). So, great views, cleared recently (THANK YOU),sweet spots, more remote, better water (yes?), and the potential of a wandering biker with a cold beer? I'm convinced the main/official route is the way to go, and just hope the temps aren't too hot (in which case we jump in hutch's pool to cool off I guess). Thanks for all the guidance.