amazingly pleasant day for a hike in July. Cool, no bugs and no haze. My wife is hating me for taking her up this but overall the trail is steep and rocky but clear and easy to follow. The ridge itself presents a lot of huge granite blocks to scramble around and over- hard to say which is the quickest way along the ridge.
Hiked up with my brother and father on this great holiday. Worried about the temperature since yesterday was 104F in the valley. We hit the trailhead at 715 and it was a nice brisk 55F. Very beautiful and somewhat tame hike up to sawtooth then ridge traversed to snowslide from there. Great glissading down the northwest ridge of snowslide which is a pleasant surprise in July.
Trailhead to summit in 2:20. It can not be overstated that this trail is terrible and in need of some serious love. If anyone is interested in getting together for some trail work in this area let me know. Amazing views all around. There is definitely potential to link routes together for some multinpeak traverses. Finally, the summit was literally swarming with lady bugs. This is the second time I've experienced this and I highly recommend it. Great outing. I will be back.