Along the way, the trail passes through several types of landscapes offering a vast array of natural experiences. Everything from streams to rivers, rapids to calms, climbs and tricky descents. There are even some very runnable stretches- though short lived:)
As this loop can be run in either direction, the run this time made me think about how perspective plays such an important role in our day to day experience. Depending on which direction we face a trail, it is a completely new world, although a GPS would tell us we were in the "same place" we know this is not actually the case. A climb becomes a downhill, a tripping hazard is taken out of play as the terrain alters the foot placements and the sun shines on your face to warm you on a cool day; when in the summer, you had to jump in the creek to escape the heat!