This hike starts with just a basic trail winding through the trees and brush. You start to see the random boulder scattered throughout the landscape. Then you come upon your first real challenge. These boulders are enormous. The trail is marked so you really can't get lost. Upper body strength is needed to manoeuvre some of these trails or at least a helping hand in places. There are many places along the way to stop and reflect or to satisfy your eyes with stunning views of the mountains. Take your time.
We started early in the morning and by the time we arrived at the summit, the morning was clear and beautiful. There are no toilets on the going up of the hike, but coming back there are a few places at which you can stop. The going back down part was quick and jarring on the knees, so take your time and don't let the people trying to be fast that are behind you rush you in any way. Just stand off to the side and let them pass and then continue your journey. It took us roughly 5.5 hours to complete the up and down of the trail. Give yourself at least 7 hours to make the trek. It is well worth it.
Standing at the top of the boulder on the top of the trail when the wind is whipping around your hair, makes for a moment when all care is taken away and the beauty before you is the only matter in the world.
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