9.5 miles of hiking • 4750' elevation gain •
Paradise was outrageously crowded. We got there @ 8:30AM and the main parking lot was already full. Crowds pretty much everywhere until you got up to Pebble Creek. From there the crowds thinned out as that's where the snow really takes over and the climb up to Camp Muir begins in earnest. Lot's of people at Muir preparing for the summit push.The temps and winds at Muir were the mildest that I can ever recall. Basically t-shirt weather. It was the wife's first trip up to Muir and she had a blast glissading back down the Muir snowfield.