Here, my friend and I (the one I went to Lake 22 with) also encountered some snow but it was by far less problematic and thankfully there was none in the parking lot. We left around 8:30 a.m. and arrived around quarter after 9 a.m. This was perfect because there were only a couple people parked there at the start, but by the time we had finished the hike it was already full. I would definitely recommend going earlier in the day so you can avoid the large crowd on the way up, but quickly pass them on the way down. This also is nice as it allows you to have more space on the ledge and less interference if you try to take pictures of the landscape. The hike up is really pretty, and there are a couple spots where you can step off to look at a waterfall. The path has a lot of roots, rocks, and bumps so I would recommend taking good shoes so you don’t twist your ankle. There is a spot that consistently has water trickling across it, so again hiking boots is a good choice for this hike. Also, it’s a good idea to bring some snacks or even lunch up with you to munch on while you’re on the ledge because there are lots of flat parts where there’s space for a group of people to sit together. The view of the lake below is breathtaking, especially if you go later into the summer because it will look bright blue. When I went this year it was a little more gray, but nonetheless very pretty. The mountains are equally as beautiful along with the dense evergreen forests. This trip was especially exciting because my friend found out that she was accepted into her dream college summer program on the top of the ledge! You can also take a further hike after the ledge that I believe is about 13 miles. I’m sure that this is also an awesome trip, but I have never hiked it as I am nowhere near that in shape. Overall, I completely recommend going here, and if you just go to the ledge it only takes a couple hours, depending on how long you spend on the ledge.