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Although green & pretty, all of the mosquitos & bugs I encountered made the hike very unpleasant. I counted 22 mosquito bites when I got home. The thousands of lady bugs flying around sturtevant camp were annoying as well. One actually flew in my ear & was stuck in my ear canal for a good 30 min or so. I was lucky it found its way out. I definitely advise a mosquito head net & cotton to put in your ears. It is impossible to stop & rest because the bugs won't leave you alone. I'm glad I marked this peak off my list but I won't be repeating this one.

Beautiful and absolutely worth the trip - easy on the way to the falls, but a little challenging on the way back due to the steep incline.

Parking is limited (as it gets very crowded later on in the morning/day). There are multiple hiking trails so it can be difficult to remain on the path you originally started on, maps don't really help too much. This app was a life saver! Overall, it was a beautiful walk through nature and plenty of shade/vegetation.

Switch backs after Sturrvent Camp are KILLER; highly recommend bringing a bug net for your face, too. We did see a donkey delivering a package from amazon, lol. Took us about 8 hours, but we went to hermit falls & stopped at sturrvent falls too