Very very long day hike. If you do this you will be the only one out there who didn’t camp out there.

I came in via bayview for the softer terrain and to avoid the tourist madness. This adds a few miles. I skipped the last loop and turned back after schmidell lake. With a nice lunch at middle Velma and one 10 minute rest stop it took me 9 hours total. I’m a fit middle aged guy. Plan accordingly.

Whoever rated this moderate must have a strange sense of humor, minus one star for that. It is NOT moderate.