Although, small is relative. This was long for me. 17.25 miles.
In 3h18m. About 2 hours moving, 1 stopped(accumulatively).
About 6.5 miles of back country high country trails, 5 miles of log roads, and around 6 miles along the highway, some on a trail, some on the road itself.
The rock cairn is along the log road, about halfway. It’s really cool, and new, wasn’t there this spring.
One stop soon after the log roads was the local K-6 school, got to walk around on the grass and rest my back.
— much needed after the 3 miles of trail before the road, The roughest trails you can get, over tree roots and stumps in dense black spruce, and old growth white spruce (some big trees up there are a good 3.5′ or 4′ dia at the bottom!). Wish I’d taken pics while up there….
After that rough section I found a turn signal hanging loose. Thankfully the wire traps the nut!
Next stop was at the local dump transfer site, scrounge some bed rail steel, that I ran up the trail a mile to a buddies. Lucky the trail is wite through there, it stuck out a foot on both sides! 😉
Overall a really nice day out! Getting moving was welcome after some work I did early. It was 80Fs in the shade, an I saw 98