11:15am-2:30 (approx) air temp approx 51-58 degrees.
Wind at the beginning was brisk and chilled, byu the end was still and quite beautiful.
Lovely trail. Nice, asy hiking (we did the full loop). Even with the addition of the Muir trail up to Walnut Moutnain and back, the only thing that made it moderate was the distance. We did it in about 3 hours (note: we turned around at the summit of Walnut, shaving off approx .75 miles total). The trail guide seems to be off a tad, as going off to the right of the canoe rentals does NOT put you past the giant boulder, you see that on the way back.. You would only see it going in if you went clockwise around the loop, not counterclockwise.
It was a fun day, out with our big dog and a 6 month old puppy. She was starting to get tired at Walnut mountain, so we turned around there. This would be a great walk with kids, opnly one or two spots that would require closer than usual supervision (one quite muddy spot, and one VERY brief section with some rocks where a small child could get hurt...and even this is coming form a place of erring WIDELY on the side of caution).
For a nice easy walk/hike for the morning or afternoon, I would absolutley recommend the trail to anyone.