Despite a predicted high of 94F. The timing was such that I convinced myself that all the hotness would occur on the descent.
Thank goodness for the soda machine in the observatory at the top.
After inhaling a cold beverage, I climbed through the fence to sit on the edge of the lip of the pavement to survey the landscape below. Quite a comfy spot, and we were joined by some other folks that Chad knew from NASA, as well as some other spectators. It was blessedly not crowded, as all the crazies were over on Mt. Diablo for the stage finish.
Chad clearly enjoyed taking the day off of work. It's good to have an excuse.