6.75 miles just under 4 hours
5:35 am) cool and sunny
Started at 11,000 ft. from the trail head. We stayed over night to
get more time at altitude. We had the parking lot to ourselves to
our surprise. By morning though several cars had pulled in. The
hike was fairly challenging but not terrible hard. It was pretty rocky
last couple miles. Saw my first 2 mountain goats. That was exciting
to see. We saw them on the way up and by the time we came down
they were nowhere to be seen. Good thing we started early.
This was my 4th 14er and 3rd in last 2 weeks. I'm enjoying these
very much and look to get several more in this summer.