I managed to stretch out the final descent into the Tye River valley by missing a turn and stumping down a forest road for a half mile before winding up at a locked fence. How can anyone get lost on a trail that resembles a freeway, and is carefully marked by volunteers with white blazes from end to end? Umm, well ...
|Very clear -- go straight ahead (south, downhill). Do not turn across the creek.|
Oh, well. Back up the hill, across the creek and down.
The Tye River footbridge and the Ion had my finish line staked out and waiting for me!