"She had no problem keeping up with the group and was faster than her daughter in law who was also on the trip."
Doesn't surprise me at all. There are some pretty tough old folks of both genders floating around up here. Cascade tough.
"Thanks for the memories. I led a summer Mountaineer trip up there over 40 years ago."
You should give it another go. It's still a great hike. From about 400' vertical below the actual ridge, everything is pretty much the same as it has always been. Below that, up to about the midpoint of Kamikaze Falls, the nanny state crowd over at DNR has constructed a nice, safe trail so we won't hurt ourselves. Just hold your nose until you get above it and then settle into the grind. Up until this hike, I hadn't been on it since May, 2009, due to paranoia about my quad tendon. It was a real trip down memory lane. :)