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.