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19 hours ago

Definitely strenuous for this east-coaster not used to the altitude, but not steep and absolutely gorgeous reward at the top! I was dumb and only brought about 32 ounces of water and finished it by the time I got to the top, so definitely plan for lots of water guzzling!

Incredible views and really fresh up here. The trail is well-maintained with little to no loose rock for most of the way, but I made a rookie mistake at one point and backtracked at the rockslide about 1.5 mi from the summit of the trail because I didn't realize it looped back around before continuing upwards. The rockslide is probably the only area you'll need to do some bouldering.

We departed from the base of the Mill B Trailhead at around 4:00am and reached the peak at approximately 6:20 - 6:40am with little to no issues. It was extremely dark and windy at that departure time so we brought bright LED headlamps, which were used at least 3/4 of the way up because there is no visibility without some kind of headlamp or flashlight until first light past 5:20am at the earliest. I brought about 24 oz. of water along with a spare pouch and finished it all off, so it's strongly recommended you bring even more than that if you plan on hiking it in the morning past sunrise because it will be hot and you will get dehydrated without enough H2O to keep you going.

Be warned that while the trail is well-maintained and relatively easy to navigate, it is relentlessly steep and the switchbacks are still going to be uphill. It gets crowded on your way down if you decide to go earlier in the morning. The payoff is breathtaking both ways looking at the lake and down into the Salt Lake valley and I hope to do it again soon!

This is my favorite hike...tough, but worth it in any season. I hike with my Fitbit and this is equivalent to 280 flights of stairs.

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This was a beautiful hike, I was expecting it to be a lot more strenuous than it turned out to be. I would definitely do this hike again.

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