The hike starts out flat and gradually gets very steep and rocky with a lot (but not enough) switchbacks.
Oddly on the way down it was totally fine the entire way.
On this hike you can continue up the ridge a little but the wind up there was too much and the almost 2000 feet we already climbed is less than halfway to the top of the ridge. We are at 4200 ft!
This is the view from where those buses were parked. You can see the saddle shape and the place we hiked up which is about 2/3 of the way up that mountain on the left side of the bowl.
We were pretty tired but we went to the Frosty Freeze to get some ice cream before relaxing for the evening. Another hike is planned for tomorrow so we need to rest up!