Great trail; needs tons of trailwork. It was likely built by the CCC-- they didn't cut many switchbacks and they often went straight up when confronted with steep inclines. Really makes for a fun outing in a fairly tame and developed area.
"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