That's a hill. Like going up the Dish or worse?
It was more technical. But this was actually the easiest of the three loops. The first half of the RAGNAR Angelfire 6.2mi loop from Friday night was all uphill with 1300 feet of elevation gain and difficult to make it up on the downhill due to rocks, roots, singletrack and steepness!
The huraches would not have fared well on that kind of course. That or I have to get used to feeling everything underneath my soles (I am sure some people can run in them on rocky, bumpy, and uneven terrain).
Yah, I'd want more protection for the front and top of my toes and feet for a course like that. I used the Puma H. Streets for this loop since it had some road and well-groomed dirt/gravel for Miles 1, 2, and 4 and was only technical for Mile 3. But for the other 2 loops I used the New Balance MT100 trail shoes instead for better traction and protection (rock plate in sole).