9 days ago

1. There’s no valid parking. We were fine in the lot across from the trail head for about an hour and a half, but there’s a big sign that says you’ll get towed, so... at your own risk I guess.

2. This place is crazy dense with bugs. I mean like, maybe dangerously dense. At one point we literally had to start running to get away from a swarm of mosquitos. We forgot the bug spray in the car, and made a huge mistake not going back to get it. Don’t make the same mistake we did and make sure to bring tons of bug spray so you can actually slow down and enjoy this place. Also, be sure to check for ticks. The trail is mostly well kept and doesn’t look like the kind of place you’d pick them up if you stayed on the trail, but you’d be wrong. We both found a few crawling around.

3. Its an incredibly beautiful trail with hugely varied scenery and wildlife. It was worth the bugs.