We started relatively early, around 6:30am, and were back to the car by 9:20pm. I’m a slow uphill climber, and my friend is a slow downhill climber, which means combined we usually get poor times on these hikes. If we could do it though, anyone can as long as you’re determined. Of all the hikes, this is the only one where I felt the altitude at the top and was fairly lightheaded. That last 1.5 mile push was killer, and there were times I thought I was going to quit. That feeling of accomplishment at the top though was worth it knowing I finished the challenge. I enjoyed the trail up until High Creek. It was very green, you could hear the water, and I even saw a deer pretty close to me. After that though, it was butt kicking steep. I saw a lot of people camping at High Creek, which I would recommend if you’re looking to break up the hike. The day we went there was a storm rolling in, so on my way out I got caught in the rain and hail against my back. It was pretty crazy, and at one point I was running down afraid the rain was going to erode parts of the trail that would lead to a steep drop-off. I would do this again but camp out to watch the sunrise/sunset. Great way to end the six pack!