Unfortunately I must have been moving much, much slower than I thought. I gave myself a 15 minutes per mile allowance so my planned 7 miles should have taken me 1:45. I finished the run in 1:45 and when I got home and plotted the route online it said I only ran 6 miles. UGH. I do not know how I have slowed down so much, but that felt incredibly defeating. Maybe I spent more time staring at the waterfall than I thought? At least I did the time on my feet that I planned, so that was good.
It was an absolutely gorgeous day out at Cougar Mountain. The sun was shining, the trails were mostly dry, it was glorious. I ran a bunch of new trails and found another waterfall! I thoroughly enjoyed this new route.
This is Far Country Falls.
Here is the map of the run. Start at Red Town Trailhead. The section on Wildside Trail is used to run out at the beginning then back at the end, like the stick of the lollipop!
When I plugged this route in to Map My Hike and it said the total elevation gain was 1,023 feet.