Adventurer | 342 pts
If you are looking for a long hike, mostly under a tree canopy with a grueling (OK, maybe that is a little srong) 1.3 miles at the middle going up ... and down .. this is it. I went on a date when it was humid and 95 degrees, but luckily overcast. The 1.3 miles to the top is mostly out in the open. The view at the top can't be beaten.
I would STRONGLY recommend at least 3 liters of water, 4 is better (you can stash some at the junction, before the 1.3 mile ascent. I think a hiking stick is also STRONGLY recommended for the ascent, and more so for the descent. It's boulder-y about half the time, and the other half is loose rock / dirt, so this is VERY easy to slide on the steep slopes.
A stop at Gillette Lake on the way back is a must. It is us about 8 hours, with 20 minutes at the top and 30 minutes at the lake.