Some old hiking buddies talked me into this hike, which I very much enjoy doing to begin with.
Very roughly, the hike is about 10 miles, 4000' elevation gain. Very hard a hike. The view on the Peak is exceptional.
Make sure you got good knees, strong legs, and no kidding, a brave heart. Those are what it takes to do this hike.
Meet us 0730 at Milagro Coffee, or 0800 at La Cueva picnic area parking lot of Dripping Springs State Park.