Ran every step except to stop and open a gate and go across a cattle gaurd. I have never been confident enough to run a cattle gaurd although I have seen it done. I am ok with taking an extra 3.5 seconds to make sure I don't snap my leg!
I saw lots of deer and since it was dark the whole way it was beady eyes staring back at me. None of them moved either. It was like they thought, If I don't move he won't see me!!
Perfect weather, zero other trail users. 1677 feet of gain, Avg HR 147, Max 178
PR'd this loop by 13 minutes! BAM