The snow on the mountain was beckoning, so I decided to do a sprint to the snow. A total of about four miles and 4,000 ft of elevation change (2,000 up/down) in 1 hour and 48 minutes--well, maybe not a sprint; more like a trot. Besides the amazing views, the best part was relaxing in my hammock near the top.
Running down the trail was treacherous (warning: ankle killer), and my quads are absolutely pounding!
My spacious 18L pack carrying 3L of water, sleeping bag, hammock (Grand Trunk Nano 7), extra thermal top and bottom, extra wool socks, snacks, and my emergency radio.