Third time is a charm. Left the trail head at 3:03pm, with William in tow.
About 40 cars in the parking lot, hit all the traffic up to mile 3, then the trail was all mine. No one else was on the mountain, topped out about 4:45pm, just as the sun was going down.
Although the moon was out, the valley was very dark on the way down. Hit the bottom at 6:08pm, round trip of 3 hours 5 minutes. Not bad for night travel.
Carried 40+ pounds, and the legs feel good. I'm going for 3 times next week also.