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It was a great accomplishment for our group.. Round trip was 18.75 miles .. bring lots of water and try to avoid the warm days.. only bad part was top 2 miles had tons (thousands) of flying bugs..we did the switch back and the trees provided needed shade.. great views on the climb up..
Awesome hike. It's actually not too bad. Once you get to the Great Divide (road), you can go left up to the peak or right to the Holy Jim Trail. If you choose to go right, the Holy Jim trail is a little ways down to the left and kind of hidden (look for a pile of rocks). This way is a bit steeper but manageable. View on top is not 360 degrees so you kind of have to walk around, choose a view, and try to find a shady spot to take a break. Not to mention, there's thousands of nats and ladybugs bugging you. But overall, great views as you're going up and down.
It's incredible at the end but getting there is the hard part there's ways to get lost and get hurt as well hard to spot snakes I ran into two rattle snakes and I was 5 feet away I didn't notice because I was focusing on not to fall do not go with tank tops or shorts go with pants as well long sleeve shirts and bring mosquito repellent.