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3 months ago

This is a spectacular hike. The pinnacles and rock formations are striking. The trail goes through very rugged terrain and you keep wondering where it is going to go next, but the route unfolds beautifully. However, once past Bull Pasture it is on unofficial trail which is occasionally hard to find. There is a bit of mild scrambling, but if you end up in an uncomfortably exposed place you are off-route. We got off the main route once on the way up ( trail to subpeak on the ridge which branched left) and once on the way down (missed the turn into the gully with the agave in the middle and ended up on ledges). However, we were able to locate the trail again quite quickly. Hiking poles are recommended for the ball-bearing talus on the way down.

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rocky
3 months ago

This trail has some great views to offer! We went early in the morning to avoid the heat of the day. It tooK us 6 hours round trip - coming down wasn’t much faster than going up thanks to all of the screw/loose rock you traverse for about a mile. I found this trail “hard” - comparing it to other hikes as far as difficultly, it is far more challenging than Lassen Peak in CA.

rocky
4 months ago

I definitely used my poles to take the pressure off my knees. This is a short but hard hike. hard in that there are steep rock scramble pitches.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Outstanding views well worth the climb! Always save an offline AllTrails map! It is very easy to miss the trail down from the top, especially if you plan to take in the many off trail views available. The cairns are hard to see in certain terrain and there is no cellular service. Final advice - Allow six hours for the trip, start your hike at 9 AM to get the best sun for photography, and bring binoculars.

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Friday, April 27, 2018

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