I got a bit tripped up with all the trails at the beginning and the end, but not bad for my first time doing this one. Was shooting for 3-3.5 hours.
I ran this clockwise in hopes to get the hard part done first. In doing so, I for sure over did it at the start because my last 3-4 miles were horrible. But overall this is a really fun loop. Lots of places to dip in, plenty of water if you want to carry light and get some along the way! I started early in hopes to avoid the crowds, which worked in my favor.
No bears today, better luck next time!
Will definitely be coming back for this one again!