Ascended with two friends Saturday. Diane at the local B&B Benton Hot Springs made us Breakfast at 6:00AM. Got to the Kennedy Flats Trail head by 8:00. drove up with 4×4. Road is very rough.
We took a leisurely time and made it back by 4:30PM. The second saddle still has the misleading trail to the right. Find, Find the real trail on the left. Several climbers chose not to. They were very tired dirty and frustrated climbing up the steep bowls of skreet on the west.
This trail will include a 13mile round trip back to your Four wheel Vehicle. You will climb 3500up to the top, and 3500 down. There is NO water cell etc. Travel light carry at least four liters of H2O. Climbing poles are useful as well as a lunch and extra socks.
This listed as a 6 in dificulty… take the wrong trail and it much more than that.