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So glad I watched the YouTube video before tackling this trail. Every time I started feeling tired, I thought about the fact that I was only carrying a backpack that weighed about 5 lbs. compared to the 30-60 lbs. of equipment the firefighters were carrying. It definitely reinforced my respect for firefighters.
This trail was really fun. The only challenging part of this hike was the ice. Going up the slippery slope was a little sketch but in the end the view was worth it. We stayed till the sun went down and used our headlamps to hike back down. Being the last one to leave the trail was exciting.
Ditto what everyone else said: difficult but worth it.
Twas sad to see how much trash there was towards the top when you looked down over where the hand rail begins. There were a lot of people on the trail.
Also while we were up there someone dumped a bag of trail mix and left it. I did not like seeing that but it was awesome to see so many international people enjoying the trail. Knowing people came from across the planet to see this was awesome. Tourist attraction indeed. Spouting rock was worth the little jaunt up there....
Will come back again for this workout of a hike.