I swore I'd never do it again, but my father-in-law was visiting from NH. We were hoping to hike Mt. Whitney, but with the gov't shutdown and the 'expected' full winter conditions, we decided we'd save the Whitney trip for another time. I still wanted to do an something epic (for lack of a better word).
Even though I did this a year ago, this may have been my toughest hike ever. I started getting cramps 7 miles into the 17 mile climb, but still managed to beat my PR for Skyline by 40 mins and shave 55 mins off of my C2C time last year.
There were a few small spots of ice/snow on the traverse (the mile or so before Coffman's Crag), as well as some spots between Long Valley and Wellman's Divide. There had been enough foot traffic to cover it went with dirt/mud, so it wasn't a problem.
We started around 3 am and I doubt we saw any temperatures much above 70 degrees (66 @ Ramon Road, 56 @ Coffmans, 60s @ summit). It was a beautiful day for a hike!