It was a pretty strenuous hike for me but soooo worth it. The scenery was so beautiful and two hours with Maria was a real treat. She does this hike frequently so she showed me the way, pointing out beautiful things along the way. When, early on, I asked how high we were going, she wasn't exactly forthcoming. That was probably for the best as I had no clue how much climbing it would entail. As it turned out, my Fitbit thinks I climbed 105 flights of stairs that day!
Anyway, I took my phone along so you, too, may enjoy the hike.