some details about this trail. I thought this 'trail' (to use the term loosely) was more like bushwhacking without actually bushwhacking. Only trail I've been on in recent memory where I actually NEEDED a map and compass and fine tune my route-finding, topo reading.
Definitely NOT a trail for the noviced hiker.
An alternative route, that may take some hikers less time is through Chicago Basin to Twin Thumbs Pass, then westward through the Peak 12-Eolus saddle. Besides Twin thumbs, the route is not technical nor that strenuous (in comparison). I like that way better for the up , then go out through Ruby.