Didn't it suck hitting the hills again at the start of the second loop? And the mud must not have made it any easier.
That looks awesome. Those hills look steep. Nice going!
Thanks - it's a fun course. The rain the night before made the trails a little muddy in places, but most drained well. The climbs are not super long, but there are some short steep ones to deal with. Good excuse to power hike up the hills and enjoy the fall scenery! :o)