This is one of my favorite hikes. Easy grade through beautiful forests.There are numerous waterfalls along the trail.
I first went up the trail in late May, 2004. There was snow on a good part of the trail. Turned back halfway up the switchbacks to the saddle as I was wearing tennis shoes, which naturally offered no traction at all on the steep snow.
Went back in July, 2005 for a snow-free hike to the top.