We started the hike before 10am so the lower switchbacks were in the shade, but the upper section was in the sun. It was a perfect day for the hike. 8 miles roundtrip and a little over 2000 foot gain.

Looking across the valley from near the bottom

My sister on one of the lower switchbacks

The slot canyon section of the trail

Looking down on that slot canyon section from Observation Point

Closeup of the upper part of the second set of switchbacks

Looking across the canyon from Observation Point

Looking down canyon from Observation Point. The Lodge area is visible if you look closely.

Panorama from the top