Beautiful but difficult winter trail. at least from my end.
This is a beautiful hike, both up and down. I was a little concerned about water on the slabs for the descent, but it was a non-issue.
Climbed on a mild, partly cloudy day when the summit popped out of the clouds and I didn't want to pass up the opportunity of a brief window in the weather. The stream was really full because a foot of snow/ice was melting from Lake of the Clouds to the summit.
wet and foggy at the base, socked in in clouds and raining hard above treeline. Good route up, though
I climbed this trail once when I was 12 and once when I was 20. A great way to the top of the mountain.
We were happy we chose to take this trail up. That way you get to throw in Mt Monroe as an added bonus.