I started out from the airport (to drop off car) so that cut off 4.8 miles. None the less, I still had quite climb up to 11,000 ft. I did well until I reached a plateau, riding with an older fellow named Conrad, then the real altitude climb began. I had to walk my bike up the mountain for most of this section. I arrived at 12:30pm and luckily beat the storm coming in. My hut mates weren't so lucky.