4,000 feet of vertical in 2.5 miles = ouch. The good ouch. The one that makes you enjoy each vista a second longer, listen to each sound a tad closer and focus a bit more deliberately on each step ahead. I even had the chance to drop a special letter at the top. Who could ask for more on a stunning sunny and warm day in February? I’ve always enjoyed hiking more than skiing anyways. Thanks for the treat PN-Dubs.