Took advantage of a 75 degree day in May to get out to Rattlesnake Mtn. Up to the ledges and then left the crowds behind to head up to the East Peak. Still some snow above 3000 ft but it is melting fast.
Easy hike up to the ledge but the views are nice. Not really a summit. We continued up to 3200 feet on Rattlesnake Mountain. There's knee deep snow up there this time of year. Wish I had snow-shoes. We saw some fresh cougar tracks in the snow on the trail where it starts to flatten out.