My brother & I arrived at the NCT trail head late on friday evening. We hiked until we had to set up camp. Oh yeah, I sprained my ankle on the very first day! The next morning, we attacked the NCT with vengance and completed the NCT portion of the loop and started on the MRT. We arrived at our goal for he day at around 3:00 pm and decided to make camp. At dinner that night, we decided that if we finished early enough, we would celebrate with Pizza & Beer! Long story short, we achieved that goal as well and celebrated that night in Chicago with a Deep Dish Pie & some Ice Cold Beer. Oh yeah, the trail was pretty Awesome!