Wife dropped me off at the northern trailhead. I actually did not want her to drive the harder part of the dirt road. That increased my hike to 16.3 miles. Did not see a single person until I had hiked 13 miles. After Angels Landing, became very crowded. Started at 7:20 a.m. and ended at 1:50 p.m. Absolutely spectacular.
"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