10 hours ago

2018-07-21, Saturday, arrived Maple Pass trailhead at 10:30am, very few parking spots left. Hiked counterclockwise, easy up, difficult down. The view is absolutely beautiful, on the trail and especially on the top. Wildflowers started blooming, will be fully bloomed in 1 or 2 weeks. A few packed snow but no problems to pass in normal hiking shoes. We spent a lot of time to enjoy the view and took photos. It was almost 6pm when we went back to parking. Last 2 miles trail was very hard.
Definitely bring poles to help and prepare for the aggressive mosquitos.
My iPhone shows the total length 8 miles (13km).