Glacier Point at 11:00 am on Saturday. It was a bright and sunny day, most people were skiing in shorts and t-shirts. Five miles in, the snow ran out and we switched to sneakers to hike for a few miles.
Ryan, our host at the hut, provided a gourmet spread starting at 6:00. Hot nachos, wine and crudites for appetizers. Everyone ran outside to take photos of the full moon rising over the valley.
The three of us made it out on the trail in exactly five hours again. Sore feet and sore muscles loaded up in the car to head home.
I would love to come do this Glacier Point Hut trip again when there's a bit more snow - less ice and slush. The skiing trail isn't for beginners - but definitely accomplishable for people in good shape with some cross-country experience.