I'd probably do this hike from the southern end of the trail if I were to do it again. From the north, you go directly to the summit and the best view of the hike. Other overlooks aren't as good. Total hiking distance was about 8 miles.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."