Since the Willow Fire in 2011 the upper slopes of Blue are totally burned so that there is a lot of deadfall on the trail (doesn't seem to see any maintenance) and it overgrown with a lot of thorny brush. The road was pretty gnarly too, so I parked about a good mile in from the highway. Beefy tires are a good idea for this road now. Overall not as nice as I had expected.
Enjoyed the day with my wife, Beth.