Remember when your dad used to tell you he had to walk 6 miles to school uphill, both ways. Well, I found that route. Saturday my wife and I decided to do a back road loop we hadn't done before. It ended up being about 6 miles of an uphill climb, then a steep dive into a valley, and a 7 mile climb out. All in all the trip ended up being 18 miles, uphill both ways.