Winds were gusting to around 40 mph which was OK considering I had just been on Avalanche Peak with possible 100 mph gusts 2 days before. Found a few gigantic logs (almost the size of small sequoias) along with some smaller but standing trunks but missed the "big" petrified forest seen in photos. I assume they were on the other end of that switchback that went flatly through the grove of trees. Ooops. I'll probably try again in another 5-10 years next time I visit the area.
Made it up to Point 7961 with the elk antler as planned.
"So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life."
--Peter Gibbons (Office Space)