The guidebook description of this hike is: DIFFICULT.

My description: After a grueling hike of 6 miles, mostly uphill and in the wind, you will arrive at a huge boulder field, which requires a severe uphill climb. Once you climb that hill, there is yet another boulder field which is at least 3 times higher than the first boulder field! Mercy. That’s when my knees called it a day, and I didn’t make it to the top.

Mike did, of course, and got this unbelievable view of the three towers you see behind him. I think he actually is standing on cloud #10.

By the way, this hike is not a loop, so it was 6 miles back to the beginning. Whole lotta hiking for this girl, over 19 miles in 2 days.

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