With good weather and convenient timing for low tide, we were able to complete the hike in about 2.5 days. That was with a reasonably hard effort but nothing too grueling (other than for my frail knees which were toast for a week afterwards). And, we managed to pretty much avoid poison oak, tics, twisted ankles, sneaker waves and other perils we'd been warned of. Not quite on a par with an ultra runner we heard about who recently completed all 50 miles of the trail in something like 12 hours. Sounds like a good challenge for Chris.