Hike time: 32 minutes to summit
Weather: 83°, sunshine, breezy—perfect!!
About this hike: Nabbed a parking spot at the busy Echo Canyon Trailhead!! Lots of novices out today made for a somewhat aggravating hike, as they slow everybody down, stare at you with deer-in-the-headlights as you're coming at them, etc. Sept. 11 Memorial is gone from the summit. Spent about 20 minutes on top. Views were fabulous, although marred by some hazy smog.