I thought fall was here and this would be a bug free hike. That would be a wrong assumption. We kept getting swarmed in the face by some sort of small gnat like insects. Only 300 feet to go but we were driven buggy and decided to retreat. At least we didn't cross any ants or ticks because then we would have had all sorts of antics!
What we saw was great so far, very scenic. I "mite" come back after a frost or two clears up the bug situation.