Thanks John. You can get through the logs if your pack is not huge, and the trail is a wilderness freeway between Vicente Flat and Cone Peak Road -- best I've ever seen it, in fact.
I generally don't camp at Vicente Flat in the springtime because it's too busy, and after seeing the sign at the trailhead I figured nobody else would be there .. wrong
I normally like to head out to Goat Camp on the Stone Ridge trail, but it was in sad shape last year and probably no better this year .. I know the VWA has it on their list of trailwork priorities.
Some more shots - lingering snow near Cone Peak, heading down towards Trail Spring.
The only tracks in the snow I saw were feline
I've come up that way in the winter, and seen those cat tracks in the snow a number of times.
Cone Peak from near Twin Peak (4843')
Looking south from Cone Peak (5155')