I had not done a long hike in a long while. I want one that would be a good conditioning hike take me back to a trail I had not been on in many years so I took on the Nick Eaton – Gordon Creek Trail Loop. I actual set off to do the Nick Eaton – Casey Creek – Herman Creek Trails Loop but found when I got to Casey Creek it was no more. Another trail a victims of the fire. Much of Nick Eaton Trail was burned over by the fire leaving it in very bad condition. Gordon Creek trail also had several areas burned over with one so bad I had to use my GPS to find may way through it. So a lot of bad trail and a longer then planned on route gave me a long hard day of hiking.
Hike was 14.25 miles, 4325 total Gain , Time 7:22 moving, 1:22 stop , Moving Average 2 mph