machine_elf, that’s really helpful. I’ve watched a couple of youtube videos, and it sure looks like a very well groomed trail for the most part. Yes, there is a lot of elevation involved, but the trails seem to be for the large part very well groomed packed earth.
Section J of the PCT had horrendous sections of crossing miles of trail consisting of fist sized rocks. A section toward the Snoqualmie end was something like a 6 or 8 mile traverse trail made of tailings. Man, that was a brutal slog exposed to the sun with zero water. At the end of which, we encountered a mountain goat on the trail that kinda made it A OK.
I’m pretty sure I can average at least 2 miles / hour or minimum 15 miles per day on the Wonderland. And if I lose the 15 pounds I’m carrying right now on my gut, I’ll be decently set up to do a 6-7 night curcum-navigation.