markskor wrote:Among many bad trail designs, three immediately come to mind -
Twin Lakes Trailhead: Mono Village to Barney - one long 1/2 - 3/4 mile switchback that gains ~30 feet of elevation.
There is one long curving one that approaches Barney Lake which seems like a lotta trail for nuttin'. Then (as mentioned) there is the trail above Barney that gains and loses about 100 feet. I mention these here: http://www.sierra-trails.com/benson/benson02.htm. Annoying. Still, one of the easiest east-side passes.
Another one is the moraine-top TH for Bloody Canyon, where you first drop several hundred feet before heading back up. Not so much fun coming back.