Solo hike. Didn't think I would ever get out of those trees! Great views, just be aware that the sun comes up from the east. If you want views of the eastern rim of the cirque you might want to wait and summit around 10:30 or 11:00 a.m. or your camera might find the lighting difficult to gage. I summited at around 8:30 and the sun was piercing. Serious solitude up there.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe