Ya you just can’t simulate climbs like this in DFW. My full pack weight ended at 41.5lb. I was practicing flat land with 35lb.
The approach trail is 8mi but I was told with the elevation it’s actually 14.2. That’s six damn miles of up and down son!
Falls are incredible, can’t even begin to get them all in a single picture. Dipping my hat into them to refresh the head is nice. It’s already 86 freakin degrees!
Top of the falls: