It was a muddy and refreshing 11mi trail run in Forest Park. I tried a new loop that ended up being exactly 11mi start to finish. 11mi/~1k ft elevation gain/1h45.
Start: 3501 nw foresr rd
Take firelane 1 to leif erikson dr,
Turn left and a good 2mi in, turn right on maple trail and follow that for a couple miles. At around 4.8mi total, maple turns into leif erikson dr again, turn left and at the main intersection you will immediately turn right to follow saltzman dr up to wildwood, turn left, follow wildwood from mile marker 15 1/2 to roughly 13. Turn left on nature trail, right on leif erikson dr, right on chestnut trail, left at t-intersection, all the way up and you automatically merge into firelane 1 again which brings you straight back to parking.
All I brought was my shoes and gps watch. No phone, fuel, or any other distractions. It was good to clear the mind and explore a new route. I had no idea where this trail lead me. There are always maps so you can almost not get lost.
It was super muddy and the pups needed a long bath with lots pf shampoo afterwards.
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