As you might infer from Bob's description, it's an out-and-back course, fast by trail race standards. A lot of it is on fire roads, none is mud slogging or rock climbing. The hill to the fire tower is a nice climb, and the slope is just right on the downhill to let you fly back down it.
"All you really need to know is that the universe is a lot more complicated than you might think, even if you start from a position of thinking it's pretty damn complicated in the first place."
- Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy