By the end of the trail we were pretty pooped from trying to beat the sun setting to get back to the trailhead. But we made it and drove over to the "German" town for a beer and sausage and live Mexican band?!? Then we started the 2 hour drive back home in which I strapped on our headlamp, put it on night red, and read Harry Potter to us on the drive back.
It ended up being a fun adventure where nothing we planned happened. We got to see mountain views, soak in some sunshine, and end up back in our beds- it was quite fun. And now my legs still hurt :)