Beautiful day! I've run this once before, four years ago around the same time of year and it was gorgeous. It looked mostly the same, though the weather was a bit sunnier and warmer today.
Body has been sore and tired this past week, so ran this easy (well, running over 3000' of gain in ~4 miles is rarely easy, but this was an easy-moderate effort). Enjoyed running something short, drinking in the sights, and feeling chill. I wouldn't normally submit a FKT for this type of effort, but since there isn't a women's one yet, I'm hoping this gets things moving. Women can definitely run closer to the 1:30hr range on this route. I suggest going on a cloudy day so the temptation to stop and enjoy the scenery isn't as high. :)
Only brought my water bottle (and a long-sleeve shirt wrapped around my waist that I didn't end up needing), so didn't take any photos, but am including two from four years ago that looked pretty much the same today. Such a pretty area.