Went back to Pinnacle Park today, but turned off on a different trail up to Blackrock and then looped back another way which met up with the trail I did yesterday for the final 2 miles of descent. Total of about 7.6 miles in about 3.5 hours (I didn’t pause during an early snack break at about 1.5 miles).
While the trail I went on yesterday is a lot more common in this park , I enjoyed today’s trail more. The first 2.25 (?) miles were steeper, then it leveled out until the last 0.6 miles (very steep) up to the peak up on the rocks. Went from about 3,150 feet at the parking lot up to 5,700. Today was further, took longer, was higher, and quite a bit warmer than yesterday but I wasn’t nearly as tired on the descent or when I was done.
That’s over 21.5 miles of hiking this week and over a mile of running. Heading home in the morning to snow! 😦