This trail was a 27mile hike from beginning to end. My buddy and I did it clockwise, and found that the hills were very arduous. A good trail with low traffic, good campsites and plenty of water opportunities. However, the trail runs directly through a swamp around 100m across in the last 3 miles. Some areas were not well blazed (labelled). All around a good hike, but I don't intend to do it again.
I've completed this trail three times. Two of them with snow (3-10 inches) and one in the spring. Every time we hiked it we went counter-clockwise. The last time was in the spring of 2011 and the trail was in dire need of maintenance. There were multiple places with severe blow down. We camp our first night at Cranberry Run. It is a great campsite under pine trees and next to a stream. The second night we spent it at the dry campsite after Pete's Run road. This is a very strenuous hike. Be sure to check out the small water fall in the last hollow after you cross 144.