I will say, people were SO understanding about it. I cannot tell you the number of people that stopped and said things like, my kid just did the same thing up the trail, or I've been there, or it's just his age.
When he is in that state of mind, NOTHING will calm him so it just lasted until the very end of the trail. Well, letting him get back in the stroller would have stopped him, but that was not going happen. Will he ever learn that he will NOT get what he wants if he throws a tantrum??!! Geez this parenting thing is hard! ;)
It was still fun though- we decided to attempt a super steep trail called "Big Red", and it was so unbelievably hard! Gary and I both had to break near the top...but Ella, little miss energizer bunny, practically ran to the top! It was straight up! We were super impressed with her.
We made it to the top!!!