Hardly Hardy Ridge

I’m usually not one to talk smack about a hike, but this one hardly makes the cut.

This hike comes highly recommended for those looking for solitude in a sometimes crowded Gorge. I’m guessing no one goes here because it’s not really that nice.

I don’t mind 2000 vertical feet and I don’t necessarily mind a trailhead fee, but I do mind walking miles and miles of gravel roads, I’m not fond of hiking through all second-growth forests either. We did it, but we stopped short of the full summit by 1/2 mile and I’m ok with that.

The heat/humidity and bugs at the start didn’t help.

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  • 8.6 mi
  • 3 hrs 39 min
    Moving Time
  • 4 hrs 28 min
    Total Time
  • 2.3 mph
    Moving Speed
  • 1.9 mph
    Avg Speed
  • 31:12 min/mi
  • 48 min
    Stopped Time
  • 1961 ft
  • 2119 ft

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