Who's brave enough to tackle the finger, the stair climber and one of the most hated climbs even for experienced hikers. I don't know which is the worst part; the steep continuous switchbacks or the climbing over rock slabs and boulders or the nearly 4,000ft. elevation gain. But once you get pass the pain and complete terror of the hike it's definitely worth the beauty and spectacular views from atop of Mt. Kimbell.
This 10 mile (RT) hike IS NOT for beginners or even some moderate hikers. The goal is to do better then the first time which took me 10hrs. So now that I'm in better shape I would like to do this in about 8 to 9 hrs. I will be stopping to rest so we can take pictures and let others catch up but I will like to get to the car before nightfall.
What to bring:
At least 3 or 4 liters (Better to be safe then sorry)
Snack and Lunch
Flashlight (Just in case)
Durable HIKING shoes (no tennis shoes)
Use your energy wisely and enjoy the hike....
"Less talky talky and more hikey hikey"
FYI Look out for my first STFU hike coming soon.
Talking only at trailhead, during breaks and at our main destination. Any talking during the hike has to buy the organizer a beer :-)