Derek's Lazy Loop
ElevationAscent: 322' 98 m
Descent: -320' -97 m
High: 1,647' 502 m
Low: 1,446' 441 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)
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“A challenging run under a forest canopy.”— Trail Run Project Staff
The Fire Tower Trail section is wider and mostly downhill, with one exception, a shallow incline that is quite sneaky, so I call it Sneak Hill. Fire Tower Trail is also deceptively technical in some parts as well, but overall it's a huge relief from the Kanuga grind and the concentration needed on Brissey Ridge. It's a fun section.
As I mentioned before, watch out for mountain bikes Sunday through Friday. The occasional blind curve, especially with the summer foliage, makes it nearly impossible to see a fast moving bike.
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