The drive to Iron Mountain was much longer than I had remembered. In between jobs that day, I had the day to myself and decided to head out to Poway to make this one happen again. I think it had been at least two years since I had completed this one.
Let me just say, this was SO CHALLENGING! It took me about 1:15 to get to the top, when it typically took me around 45 minutes, plus 30-45 to come down. I think the entire hike took me two and a half hours, including my long break up top. It was a nice way to spend my day off, though. And I was able to cross this one off my list, even though Aaron wants to join me on this trail again soon.