Once we FINALLY made it to the top, it was gorgeous! Can imagine that without the smoke the views would be impressive. Not fond of climbing up steep ash – and the last bit to get to the real top felt sketchy to me (would hate to do it with a fear of heights!) but we made it, and most of it felt like a fun hike!!!! Neat to hike a chunk of the PCT, we stopped by Marie Lake to filter more water and have a refreshing swim – lovely!!!! All in all, a great day on the trails – the only (major) drawback was the SIX hours of driving there and back ?