We ran this trail in the dark, unfortunately, so we didn't get any pictures of the majority of the trail. We did the far west end in daylight, but that's the flat and easy part of the trail. We'll have to do this trail again to get better pictures.
It was definitely weird and spooky in the dark. The descent into Pucker Pass was really steep, and all of the little rocks looked bigger in our headlights. It was really, really dusty so everyone spread out. It was rare when you could see everyone at the same time, even with our lights shining in the darkness.
This trail could get pretty tough in the other direction, uphill. Downhill, it wasn't too bad. We could see a lot of darkness in the canyon to the side of the trail, but of course we couldn't see anything. That made it really creepy. We're all looking forward to doing this trail again when we can see the canyon.
We passed under the big rock leaning into the trail. We could see it in our headlights, and it was weird. It's a huge rock covering the trail except for a small, triangular area where a vehicle can fit through. Crazy!
After the switchbacks ended, the rest of the trail was dusty but pretty easy. We got to the trailhead and found a nice area to air up and reconnect sway bars. We headed into town for a nice dinner after a really great day of scenery and new discoveries.