A day off in the sun with a friend I haven't see in ages. She has wanted to do this trail for awhile so I decided to indulge her, even though I've had my share of DV over the years and would have happily done something else. Having said that, I enjoyed myself today. This hike shines as a weekday hike. Only a few other groups out, and the weather was excellent. Not much to say except the trail is in good condition with less deadfall than other years. We did the whole loop.