What a gem! A local hike, in Sandwich, with little elevation gain (approximately 1300'), varied terrain, a spectacular pond with camping, beautiful sites for a tent, a composting toilet, fire rings, AND amazing views! What more could you ask for? Especially on the day Shirl and I had the other Friday, it was a perfect September day. Which by the way, I would not want to do this hike in the Spring. We had 20 (or so) river / creek crossings, that in higher water could be impassable. This year however, not a problem due to the drought. I give this hike a 10, actually 10.8 miles and that is with a spotted car. But with all seriousness, two thumbs up!