Group of 8 just out for some fresh air, conversation and a workout... trail was very wet, but lush... some of the greens were almost neon... the trail is becoming more worn now that more people are aware of it and the Ridge Meadows Outdoors Club has been doing some maintenance to keep it clear. Come out and join us...BC Peaks & Trails Hiking GroupThey have also added new proper trail signs in various places plus many more blazes and flags along the route past the fork to Evans Peak.
Conditions: Due to the volume of water on and saturating this trail combined with some steep sections make this hike a little more challenging once the temps drop below 0... sections of the trail can become very slippery and harder to navigate without micro-spikes... so if you think it dipped below freezing overnight... bring-um! Also the upper section had some standing snow (minor) but the first I have seen this year... be prepared for slick conditions above the boulder field with upcoming freeze/thaw.
Park Gate Times: 8am-5:30pm until next spring!
Did not see anyone else until just before reaching the parking lot on the return trip.
Have fun out there, stay safe and see you on the trails!