The lonely 17 mile leg started for me at near dusk, so the first 1.5 hours I didn't need a headlamp. The trail starts straight up from the Valley Picnic area and continues along some nice rolling trails. Darkest soon came and then it was 2.5 hours of really watching my feet. The route was hilly and took me to some of the Buckeye trail I have never run on. The route ended straight up into North Hawkins, and I was glad it was over. The new route is great, but the lack of parking at the new relay points is really bad.