We did this as a two car day hike. Our route started from the Rattlesnake Trailhead in Cedar Breaks and then down through Ashdown Gorge finishing on Highway 14. It was cold in the morning starting above 10,000 feet so walking in the water wasn't bad down lower in the warmer areas of the gorge.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."