This was pretty much my first. I had hiked a little when I first moved here 8 years ago but when I started up again this was where I started. I asked a buddy where I should go and he told me this was a piece of cake and he did it as a warm up. Once you get to the top its an easy hike but there is a big elevation gain right off the bat. It was pretty brutal for a first go but the views were beautiful.