What a great day! Hiked with my son today on the Chantry Flat to Mt Wilson Loop. Took us longer than I thought it would because I had to stop several times on the incline (my cardio sucks) we did 14.7 miles in 8 hours and total incline of 4,571. Decline was much easier of course and more beautiful when u take the Loop because of all the falls ,river and streams. Wear appropriate clothing layers and properly fitted shoes. I have a blacked big toe nail and my son said because my shoe box was too big. Waterproof shoes are good too if you take the Loop. Overall great day!