Hi, Just wanted to update you. I finally made the trip up the auto road in my Highlander Hybrid. Went great. Was nimble and sure footed on the way up. Was a little worried about the descent with the cvt. I put it in the B mode and I only had to touch the brakes maybe 5 times on the way down, just crawled along without touching the gas. Was pleasently supprised. When we got to the bottom the battery level indicator was pegged on full. Only time I have seen that. Also on the ascent I still got 25 mpg. Anyone one with a toyota hybrid should go for the ride. It was great.