This is a great conditioner hike for higher / more challenging peaks. A lot of ups and downs, plenty of scrambling, steep tugs up false summits... Going it solo in snow, breaking my own trail - I was good and tired by the end of the outting!
I climb Goat several times a year. Always a good day. Everything from quiet scenic trails to some class 3/4 scrambling. My office is on the east side of Goat, so every day I look at it out my window. I love bringing friends up there to show them the Goat...it is so close yet no one knows about it.