The trail is great until Pieper Pass. From that location is a different scenario. The route from Pieper Pass to the summit is not for beginners, and I wouldn't recommend attempting it in wet conditions (due to steep slopes of loose dirt and rock). It was a great feeling of accomplishment when I reached the summit. Wonderful views!!!
I was only the ninth person to reach the summit that year (2008), according to the summit register. I was amused to find an actual spark plug in the summit register.
"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