WHY: A sleeper. An all-star. It’s steep, sustained (enough to host the Olympic down- hill in 2002), and never crowded.
WHAT: Prepare to hike. Short bootpacks, like the one into the Needles Cirque, reward with long descents.
WHERE: Huntsville’s Shooting Star Pub is dirtbag famous. Ask about smelling the toilet seat. Or don’t.