NOTE: 6.7 miles ONE WAY!
GPS screwed up AGAIN!
Crazy elevation hike - pretty similar to the OLD Si trail, but more elevation. The majority of UP is in a 3 mile section, making it steeper than Si as well.
Snow-covered above 5000' in July. Didn't expect that... but the ice caves were cool.
Definitely a leg-burner. Cramped quads near the end.
Good running trail down, except for the scree (loose rock) section.
Even though the guide books all say anywhere from 9-10 miles, I'm not sure where they got THAT idea. We had several GPS units with us and they all tagged it at 13.4 miles.
Several hikers were asking "when does this end"... Gives you an idea of the difficulty (rated difficulty 5/5 at WTA).