A nice hike up the road to the towers, and then a pleasant stroll over to the summit. I parked about a mile below the first gate, and the round trip took ~2hrs. I think the distance I hiked was probably only 6-7 miles.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe