Run started at 9:29 am on a clear day. Ran up with just clothes and shoes, water and food would of just slowed me down. The crowds where out in force on the trail causing some slow downs when passing people, especially on the way from Hermit lake shelter to the base of the head wall. I made short work of the switch backs up to hermit lake in a little under 28 minutes, but this section only constituted about 30% of the total elevation gain. I reached the top of the head wall in around 50 minutes and thought I could break an hour, but the rock pile was killer. Hitting the parking lot is very weird because there's suddenly hundreds of people walking in a relaxed stroll to the summit, which is just a staircase away. After topping the wooden stairs I ran over and touched the summit sign, while in the process interrupting one of the hundreds of shutterbugs that snapped a photo of them with the summit sign that day, like any other day on the mountain.
Hey looks like your activity is on "private"