It was a great hike, we did it in two two day trips a year apart. All of it was great except Longmire to Ohannapcosh(sp). I would recommend counterclockwise. Then you get the worst section over first. I suspect it won't be hikeable this year with all the damage from floods.
THANKS FOR THE INFO! HOW ARE THE TRAILS?? PRETTY WELL MARKED OR WAS THERE ALOT OF THAT KINDA LOST, NOT GOING THE RIGHT WAY SORT OF STUFF? i HATE IT WHEN THAT HAPPENS.
I HAD THAT HAPPEN ON WHAT SHOULD OF BEEN AN EASY DAY HIKE. IT TURNED INTO A LOOONNNG, ALMOST OVERNIGHTER. IT'S ONE THING I GUESS WHEN YOU ARE ON LONGER HIKES, BUT WHEN YOU HAVE EXPECTATIONS OF BBQ THAT EVENING WHEN YOU GET HOME, INSTEAD YOU ARE BUSY TRYING TO FIND LOOKOUTS TO SPOT ANYTHING FAMILIAR, IT KINDA SUCKS.
The trails are (at least were before the floods of last year) very well marked, well defined, and there are good maps available. We also had a GPS, but being the president of a SAR team it would be quite embarassing for me to get lost on a trail like that.