Nice hike, great views. Started from Jacobs crosscut and then went up and around the loop. A little farther but the crosscut is very easy. Started at 8:45 and the trail was pretty empty, by 11:00 there where a number of people starting out.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.