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Beautiful trail!!

You can hike this in a day, but I don't think it would be enjoyable. You'd have to rush through it. Instead, we did it in two days. On day 1, we hiked to High Creek Campground, which is a little less than 6 miles in with 3,200 elevation gain. It's a great place to stay, but the wind was intense. Our tents were blowing the whole night. The creek was flowing strong there so we only had to bring 2 liters to that point. The next day, we got up early and hit the summit. It was very foggy for the last 2 miles, so we couldn't see any views from the summit. Still, the way up and down has incredible views, so it was worth it.

Beautiful views all along this trail. It is pretty rocky so watch your footing. Must have an adventure pass when parking at the trail head or they will ticket you.

We hiked on Labor Day weekend so the trail had quite a few other hikers. It will be nice to go back and see what the traffic is like on the trail on a regular weekend. The views are beautiful! The trail is rocky so be mindful of your footing

Great hard hike! Up, up, up! Make sure you stop at the bench because the views are spectacular. Clear trail and well maintained all the way and this hike rewards every tough step with tremendous beauty!

Camped on the summit on the night of 9/8/17. Got the whole summit to myself. Had torrential downpour and howling winds the entire length of the night. Was pretty awesome. Started at 0945, got to the summit at about 1530. Left summit at 0730, got to the trailhead at 1130. High Creek is flowing, I carried all of my water, so I didn't need any, but if you do, there should be plenty.

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10 days ago