Did an out and back to the ridge and back. I loved this hike Took the trail to the right of the creekbed, when I didn't wind up missing it! I hooked up with a small group also going up so they gave me incentive to go on up to the top! Their leader was 67 years old. It took us 3 hours to get to the top. I don't think that was bad at all. I don't think it was a bad hike at all, except for the part with the loose shale. Going back down that was a bit scary. Overall I would definitely do it again!