So, today, I decided to do a stress test. I hiked Johnny in the Draw and Johnny on Top at Johnny Behind the Rocks about as fast as I could. Neither trail is a pushover. I rate the Draw as moderate and the Top as strenuous in my guide that is well under way. I rate trails as moderate as trails that an a erage hiker can normally do at 2 minute miles and strenuous as something quite a bit less ( ~1 mile per minute or less.)
Well, the test is over: I compeleted 5 and a half miles in 1 hour 56 minutes for an overall pace of just iver 21 minutes a mile!
Conclusion: Elk hunting is definitely HARDER!
Trail conditions: JBR is perfect! Don’t even try the mountains! Louis Lake Road has about 2 and half feet of snow on it! ... See MoreSee Less