What can I say about this once in a life time trip that your friends or the travel channel haven't already told you? Well for starters the views, the scenery, the landscapes, and all of the aesthetics of the trail cannot be captured by any photo, video, or article.
They are simply breathtaking and are worth the entire trek for those alone. Don't fool yourself though, the hike is hard. But for those who are the outdoors type and enjoy hiking it is unquestionably the best experience you can imagine.
For those who are not, it is still worth it just make sure you train on a stair master for weeks ahead of time and can clock in 4 solid hours of climbing.