Hiked this in January when it's closed to traffic.
Snowshoed it in the middle of a snowstorm and it was incredible.
Saw maybe two people the whole hike.
The stillness of the forest in the snow is breathtaking.
Be very very careful if you try this in the snow. Past the campground, you can get turned around very easily. I was not wearing the best of winter gear. I stopped for something to eat at one point and got really really cold. If 'something' had happened (broken ankle, medical condition, etc). It would've been bad news bears... and speaking of bears- none to be seen the whole 8 miles- must have been hibernating... thankfully.
In summer, I'm sure this is a great family spot. In the winter, it's for friends or the experienced solo hiker.
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