This trail is such a gem: big physical climb, epic views, and a mixed descent that at times is high tech, fast and flowy, or just meanders through the meadows.
Saw only two other riders, and they were just finishing up as we were getting started. And one hiker. One tree down, otherwise wide open and creek crossings still low. Trail tread in awesome shape, very little mud. Mountain huckleberries are insane right now.
We rode up the road (no shuttle) and were car-to-car in about 3 hours.
That final section of trail - so rad!