The ascent was tough. It is about four and a half miles. The killer is that after the saddle there are four fake peaks which hide the final peak. So you get to the crest of each one, which is an effort as they are around the 12K ft mark, and then find you have to hike up another one. I got short of breath, dizzy and headachey twice. A quick break for water and to get my breath back and I was right again.
I sprained my ankle coming down which made the descent difficult at times. But over all +1 would do do again. It was about 5 and half hours round trip.
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