Thanks for posting this current info. Very helpful.
You know, in a way it's rather interesting that the first portion of the trail is in such poor shape. Supposedly the Forest Service had a "special" crew working on this trail last summer; their work was even covered in the local paper. Your up-to-date report kind of makes me wonder what the crew spent its time doing.
"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."