I'd never done one of the crater runs with the guys and decided to see what all the hubbub was about. The weather report was for 50% chance of rain so the Ferrari and Lamborghini guys stayed home. About five late model 911s, two tricked out M3s, a couple of Supras, a Shelby Mustang, and a couple of Corvettes joined the fun. We hit solid cloud cover for about 15 minutes half-way up, but then we climbed above the clouds for nice driving weather. No rain at all.
Evidently the usual trek stopped right outside of the top. That's probably because everyone else's age was below the National Parks Senior Pass cutoff (62) and they didn't want to spend tire money to go to the actual crater (cheapskates!).