All things considered, I probably should have skipped the road reconnaissance Friday afternoon. Other than that, I had a really good weekend with this one. Testing your limits is a good thing, and this hike took me to mine, and maybe a little beyond. Thanks to Dragonfreys and MuStash for showing the way, Will of CandaceandWill for keeping me company on the trail, and FoodNinja for sharing my exhaustion.
If another group goes out in the next couple of weeks, they'll have a really nice, well packed trail to follow most of the way to the end, but I think I'll elect to stay home.