Hiked the beautiful and steep trail to the west overlook, drenched in sweat on a humid day to end up socked in, above the clouds. My attempts to continue up from there made me progressively more nervous and even wetter from the drenched brush. Turned back on the sketchy rock quite early, as I lost all confidence in my ability to down climb what I was climbing up.
I live pretty much right next to this nasty little beast of a mountain..
Tough hike in terms of elevation gain in a short time but some great views.
I wish I'd seen the five-hour estimate here first; we allowed only three and didn't make it. It's a gorgeous, steady and steep trail ascent through the forest, interesting change in mixes of trees as you go up from sea level.