19 days ago

I did my first solo backpacking trip with my dog on this trail and loved it! I started at the middle trail head and went south past backpack camp # 2 then headed north to mudlick hallow. THere are alot of fallen trees which make getting to backpack camp #1 in mudlick hallow challenging, but doable. I didnt see a person on the trail all day until I got to the hallow where there were 8 other people plus 5 dogs that camped there in addition to myself. It was pretty crowded. I almost wish I had gone on to the hiking shelter (i'd recommend #1 as it has the best views) or had changed my route to camp at camp #2. In any case I hiked the rest the following day. It was a challenging, but fun hike.
The trail markers were good. There were a couple times I thought I might be lost, but a marker was usually just around the corner.