My one and only hike with my brother who now lives in Australia. I was new to Colorado and had tried to climb it with my wife a few weekends before and aborted because of lack of knowledge that there was a trail and stairs up the rocky portions.
Nice quickie hike and met the friendly lookout guy.
Nice hike through some beautiful rock formations, to a summit that offers up views of the plains to the east, Pikes Peak and the Sangre de Cristo mountains to the south, Thunder Butte and the Hayman fire burn area to the southwest, the Tarryall, Kenosha Mountains to the west and way to the north - Longs Peak. Awesome views from such a low elevation summit.
I enjoyed the history of this peak as much as I enjoyed the hike. Views go on forever and ever. Kind of an evil name for a mountain, though.
Summited with my wife and son (in the kid carrier) on Memorial Day weekend 2007. Great hike with incredible views. I would recommended going on a less crowded weekend.
My 2nd ascent up this great peak! Nice trail all the way to the top.