This hike will give you a workout. This being the first time we had hiked it we really didn't know what to expect. Not being able to see the peak until later in the hike was sometimes frustrating. You would think you were almost there and go around the bend to see you had further to go than you thought. The weather was great for the day. It would get pretty hot and then a cloud would come over or a cool breeze would cool you down. There were a few other hikers but not too many. Overall it was a great challenge. The trails were well marked and the views were spectacular. I would recommend this trail to an experienced hiker but not to the novice. The monument at the top was a great place to have lunch.