This is a one trailhead backpacking trail, so in and out is the way to backcountry trek it normally. Now, this is roughly a 2.5-day trek, so it's a splendid thing if your backpack is big enough to do the job. This backpacking trail has a total elevation difference of 4,436 feet, and that is higher than average. At parts of the year this vicinity sees very little rain, so do check for current fire restrictions before you go if you plan to bring a stove or make a camp fire. Keep in mind that this is a long hiking and backpacking trail, so don't forget to pack enough supplies. This hiking trail goes through some very different elevations, and that means that some parts of the hiking trail could be very different from other parts of it. Being 18.4 miles long; it's a long hiking trail.