My boys and I hiked to the top last summer. It was my second time to the top and at 57, it most likely to be my last. It is sort of a national park Disney ride. A tough hike, to be sure, but a bit of a zoo even with the limitation of the numbers. I am glad I have done the hike, and I am glad that I had the opportunity to do it with my boys.
If I am going to put that much effort into a day hike, I'll head off on a path less traveled.