Wonderful hike - but be forewarned that the long stretches of sunny talus are especially hard on canine feet. We foolishly left the dog booties at home and had to ditch out early once we realized our pup was hurting. Seemed like most - maybe all? - dogs were struggling, even one dog who did have booties. A rookie mistake on our part.

That said, we did get to sleep at Aloha under a new moon coinciding with the peak of the Perseid meteor shower, so that was pretty special. The northern horizon was obscured, but plenty of diamond streaks overhead.