As for details; We started at the Park Office as there was a gate there. We went in the off season and so didn't have to pay a fee but next time I may do it in season not only to avoid leaves on the trail (a pet peeve of mine) but also to help out with funding trail work and park upkeep.
We were supposed to run this loop with 6 or 8 other trail running buddies from NB, but life gave them another twist. We missed them on this run and know there will be many others in the years to come. We thought about you all and will share another one, another time. Maybe with even better weather.