Got up really early — about 5:15 am MDT — in  order to hike out and get home at a reasonable hour. It was early enough to watch the sun rise over the lower lake.

It took six hours to get up the mountain. We got back down in 1 hour and 43 minutes. Hiking up that much elevation is exhausting (especially in a cold rain). But hiking down? Painful. My feet, calves, and quads hurt. A lot. We got back to Amarillo around 6 pm.