I'd never been up there this early in the season. There was so much snow we were pretty much able to make a stright line to the top so we made excelent time and were at the rim in four hours from the parking lot. There was a nice breeze about midway to keep us cool in the sun and a stiff wind at the top. The spindrift coming from the crater was hypnotizing to watch as we climbed. Great 3 or 4 inches of snow to start, consolidated breakable in the middle, and pretty much corn the rest of the way down. Great views and good turns.