The morning, the trail, and the ascent couldn't have been better! I made the summit overlook in 2h15m, covering 2.82 miles of trail, and climbing 1100 feet from the parking lot! The view back down towards that vista on the Ice Beds Trail was amazing... almost 1000 feet (see photo #6) and the clean break along the fracture was pretty spectacular too (photo #7). I'm tired, achy in the knees, but when they ask me at work, "Where Do You Want to BE?" I was there, today.