Today, I walked the same path by myself, very early this morning. It took me about 40 minutes to walk the 2 miles, but my Garmin recorded 21 minutes of intense exercise. I stopped a couple of times for pictures and once for a breather. I checked my heart rate a couple of times and was definitely at or above my target zone for most of the walk. The bugs weren't too bad, but I had "deeted" myself up prior to the walk. I had parked my car at one end of the trail segment, and had my husband drop me off at the other end of the segment.
It was lovely out there. I didn't see a single person the whole way. I heard lots of bullfrogs croaking, and the bird songs were gorgeous. I did see lots of birds too, mostly feeding on the just-ripening blueberries. Most of them flew away before I could get a firm ID on them, but I did startle a flock of cedar waxwings.
Here are a few pictures I took:
The end of the walk