Nice forest and some views on top. This would be a good offseason peak when it the washout is dry. I'm surprised the NPS doesn't build a more long-term detour for the trail. Perhaps they feel the slope is not stabilized yet and a trail above or below could be wiped out anyway.
This is a great trail... except for the landslide traverse. Some workers had "repaired" the path through the traverse earlier during the year, but it is only a matter of time before Mother Nature completely reclaims the slope. Paul and I were able to walk across the traverse, while Kevin had to use his hands. The views from the summit cabin are great to the east and south.
"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