Well, for any of you who are familiar with popular hiking areas in the US, you have probably heard of the famous Pike's Peak "Incline" trail. It's a mile and a half of approximately 45 degrees or higher railroad wood in the shape of stairs. I had never done this before but I just did it on Saturday. I have to say it was awesome. I didn't take a camera with but I think I might be going again soon with some friends. If so I will take a camera next time and take some pictures. It is steep and intense. The best part is the fact that once you get to the top you aren't even close to being done. You have two options, finish climbing the rest of Pike's Peak (which can't really be done safely right now due to the deep snow still towards the top) or run down a 4 mile trail to the bottom of the mountain. That should give you an idea of how steep the stairs are. It's 1.5 miles straight up the side of the mountain or 4 miles of winding trails. If any of you get the chance to come out to Colorado anytime you should definitely do the incline. They say it's not recommended for beginners but I think as long as you are in decent shape you will be fine if you use common sense along the way. For example, don't lean back too far in certain areas.. and don't fall off the side of the stairs in a few places. Anyway, it was awesome and I'll hopefully have some pics soon if I go again soon.