It's really getting ripped apart. There is wood lying everywhere on the summit and down on the switchbacks. Compared to Diggler's pic of the same shot from just a year ago there is a pretty noticeable difference.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe