The hike was 14 miles, 7 each way and without massive elevation gains it was pretty straight forward. There were a few slick-rock spots that slowed me down, but nothing really dangerous. My biggest complaint was that the previous day my boots had finally died on me: splitting along the seams and becoming quite porous. My feet were soaked for the rest of the trip much to my chagrin. Still, it was a pleasent walk with views along much of the trail.
After one day of picture taking my camera claimed low batteries. I figured it was just because of the cold but that wouldn't help me should it run out. I became much more sparing in my use of it, though it never did run out of juice on me.
The confluence itself was not the awe inspiring. In fact with the ice in it, it just looked dirty. It's a good thing the views around it were so nice.
I returned from the hike and spent the remainder of the day reading and trying to dry out my boots. I was more successful at one than the other. Then another night into the cold.