The Pico Blanco hike usually takes about 6 hours to complete. You need to grab onto tree root and waking up steps of rocks and roots. There is no path to get to the top. Matt showed the way to the top and a differnt route to get down. The hike usually 6 hours to complete. The top of the mountain is about 6,000 feet. A lot of 45 degree angle walking. The is a great view of the city of San Jose and a lunch at the top. It's hard going up and challenging coming down. You have to hold onto any branches that are near by when sliding down the muddy ground.
These picture only show a small part of the 6 hour experience.