This was the first time this trip was run - so there were a few growing pains with the organization as well as what the detailed itinerary notes were as compared to what actually happened. However - NONE of that overshadowed the superb hiking, views, good guides, and fun time! The hiking was harder than I had originally expected, but we only hiked about 4 hrs (except one day where we did 8 hrs) a day so it was very manageable. There was plenty of time to rest at the campsites! The camping food was fresh but simple and the camping gear used was basic. It was a real camping and hiking experience, not a luxury one. This trip was a true hiking adventure!