Friend and I hiked in late afternoon, and descended in the dark. Started with the north side loop and descended via the west side. Didn't realize we could descend directly from the west side, so added a little extra distance.
I did the loop as suggested by surgent tagging the North and South summit. I could not tell which one is higher. Great views from the top! Parking was not too bad since it was a weekday.
Hiked this solo, nice hike 11 km loop and 500 meters elevation gain. Parking was not good, but because it was a weekday--manageable.
Went to SOuth Summit on 12-17-11, in rainy weather. Did loop hike and both summits on 1-1-12. Lots of people out today.