Jones Run – Doyles River Falls 28 May 2011
We took on the 8.4 mile Jones Run/Doyles River Falls circuit hike this weekend. We took Beth’s friend too. The first half of the hike was pretty tough. There was some pretty steep and slippery inclines and declines. I always do better going up rather than going down. I’m always slipping when I make a decent. Going up I just hard charge through things. We had a 1800 ft elevation change. The second “half” of the hike (in miles) took us only an hour. The first half took us a little over 4 hours; that should tell you how hard it was. We actually went a little farther north than this map shows. The route here is only 6.6 miles.
The second part of the hike was on the Appalachian Trail and it was pretty smooth sailing. I think this weekend coming up we’re going to try and get about 10 miles in, but maybe something not so popular. There were a lot of people on the trail we did, but I don’t know if that’s because it was a holiday weekend, or if it is just a really popular trail. Here is our trip, from beginning to end.