Quickly reached the meadows above Marion lake today. Mostly cloudy so not too hot. Reached the end of trail by 10:45 so continued on narrow ridge with big exposure at times. The last push to the summit had some route finding to do and the dog Koloa had some challenging terrain to negotiate. Reached the summit just before 1pm. Could almost touch the clouds threatening rain. But thankfully only the odd spit or the scramble would have been much more challenging. Lots of cairns if you look help guide the way. Mostly staying on the ridge whenever there’s a question. Wicked day. Note: don’t do a big leg workout the day before this hike. The downhill will kill you!