Note to self: when hiking Old Rag with your college-aged little brother, be sure to ask him how long the hike is (answer: 12 miles). And be sure to wear comfortable shoes, lest your hand-me-down Tevas cause your feet to bleed. And be sure to pack flashlights, food, and plenty of water — especially if you start your hike at 6:30 p.m. I did none of these things. We made it to the top just after sunset. We made it back to the base just after midnight. But moonlit view from the top was fabulous!