DISTANCE
15.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6,656 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

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Monday, August 25, 2014

This one is NOT for the faint of heart! The first day climbs are steep so you better get your legs ready especially if you plan on lugging a heavy pack. Each step on the first ascent was like doing a deep squat. We were planning on making it to the Zealand Falls Hut in the first date but on our way as it was getting dark we came across a man who asked where we were heading. When we told him where he said "I couldn't make it to that hut tonight, and I'm an army ranger" so we ended up staying at the Guyot Campsite. We hiked in late Mat and there was still snow on the north faces of some of the mountains.

That being said this was a phenomenal hike and well worth the effort. The views are amazing and you really feel like you are in the wilderness as buildings are difficult to find even from the highest peak.