The route was steep as predicted. Kind of hard to follow. No real trail, just a few cairns and ribbons tied to trees. You just follow the contours and stay out of the gullys. Watch out for the cholla too! We hiked 3.24 miles, ascended 1708 feet, yet it still took us 4+ hours to do the hike. Diane M. Jon Blakey, and SK Lund.