Just got back yesterday. Did the trail in four days the first day was only an hour and a half in, so doesn't count much. One seven, and three eleven hour days pounded me into submission. I have the sore knees and blisters to prove it! Very difficult trail indeed. I would have prefered a lot more time but the place is very busy this time of year and I didn't book ahead, so had to take what was available.
Weather was terrific, sunny and warm every day.
Here's the kicker. It was my FIRST time using my hammock. Never slept in one before, and the folks here weren't lying. They were the best and most comfortable nights I ever spent in the woods!
DIY Hennesey clone, Three season Hammockgear Incubator and Burrow, and MacCat standard tarp. All fantastic gear, worked beautifully! You have a confirmed convert to the hangin' world now.
Anyhow, thanks to all the folks here who provide the excellent information and instruction to us noobs, that allows us to enter this wonderful hammock hobby. And thanks to the providers of the excellent gear on this forum.
Nuff said. I have video of the trip on my YouTube channel.