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I found this hike to be much more difficult than I anticipated,especially since I haven't been in hillcountry in so very long, but it was serene and just about perfect. I was passed several times by mountain bikers, but other than that, I was in complete solitude for hours at a time. I'm not sure how difficult more accomplished hikers would find this trail, but it took a lot out of me to finish the longer trail. I want to go back again after I've upped my game and do it again though!
There were a lot of birdwatchers out and about, so we ran into groups more often than not, but the scenery was beautiful and serene, even with strong gusts of wind blowing us about.