Weather: 75°, sunny
Time to summit: 34 minutes
About this hike: Parking was a mess today!! I hoped the new lot would mitigate this. However, a rescue was in progress when I arrived, and cars were queuing along McDonald and wrapping onto Tatum. Police were allowing this. I've learned of a secret parking area nearby (not to be divulged!) so I left Jake there and walked. Walkups were apparently OK even as the rescue was in progress, just no influx of vehicles.
Still taking it easy on the wrist, but I think the rescue's impact on crowds helped me make the summit just a little quicker.