map hiking 5:45:00 
The first two thirds of this was great - super weather and great woods. The last third was a slog just try to finish and get back to my car. Knee was fine so that was good but the rest of me was pretty beat.
I was using one hiking pole but had the second in my pack, sticking up out of the zippered section since it was a little too long even telescoped down. Somewhere between 4 and 1/2 and 5 hours the pole got pulled out of my pack - I thought I was being careful and checking whenever it caught on something, but I must have missed the time it actually came out. I was intending to use them both for the last hour or so but when I went to get it out discovered the pack was unzipped and the pole was gone. I was lucky nothing else fell out. Bummer.