This was a treat. After working a full week (most of it through torrential rain) I had the opportunity to wake up at 4:40AM (20 minutes earlier than I normal shower time Monday through Friday). I tagged along with my father and Jane (hiking buddies) and we completed the "Old Rag" ten mile hike. Six of the miles were without water (the latter part of the trip) 4 of it was with a badly sprained ankle by Jane and a charlie horse that galloped harder than a rocket.
This was probably the most challenging hike that I have attempted in some time, not for the mileage but mainly for the scrambling and angles of manipulating one's body.