This was NOT one of those hikes, however. I thought it was going to be, but I was wrong. Oh-so wrong.
Keeping with the theme of seeing places like Durango and Silverton from above, we decided that Grammy Pammy might enjoy a hike to Hogsback. After all, there isn't much distance involved, but the payoff at the top is, in my opinion, much better than from Raider Ridge to the east. Plus, Trevor and I did it in about 90 minutes back in 2010, and that included time spent relaxing and taking in the view at the top. So, the plan was: take Grammy Pammy up, and then meet Trevor and Banner in town for lunch and a celebratory brown beer at Lady Falconburgh's afterwards.