Distance from Edith Lake trailhead to Edith Lake was exactly 4 miles on the GPS. Distance to the summit from Edith Lake trailhead was 5.4 miles on the GPS. A longer route was taken on the descent, making the round trip mileage 11.8 miles on the GPS.
"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