I have been up to Rattlesnake Ledges a few times, and have looked up at the ridge and imagined hiking its length. When a local Meetup group organized a hike with a shuttle, I jumped at the chance. Too bad the weather prediction was for showers — I hoped for the best.
The showers held off for the first hour, as the trail climbed steeply up the ridge. But the higher we went, the more rain was coming down. At around 2500 feet elevation the rain turned to snow, and the ground was covered more and more as we ascended, ultimately to 3500 feet. Some of the group was not dressed for these conditions, which kept us from stopping or even slowing down. We rushed past the viewpoints (no view today), even rushing past the ledges to get back to the cars.
It was a good workout, but next time I want to go on a clear day, and take my time.