If you are in Lake City...this is something free to do. An escorted hike. Wear proper shoes, bring water, rain gear and your own lunch.
It started out innocent enough. A gradual climb up through the Aspen Trees.
There was a pretty little pond along the way
and some pretty vistas....although the trail continued to get steeper and steeper, my boot sliding backwards with every step.
You were nice enough not to ask...but yes, even the older gentleman, with the knee brace made it to the top.