Explorer | 31 pts
The author's description is pretty accurate. I would emphasize that this trail is NOT maintained, and in a couple of sections water flows along the trail and at places, the trail is not easy to find/follow. There are also a lot of downed trees, making it necessary to go around some of the larger ones in spots.
The distance is accurate, and it took me about 4 hours up and 2.5 down. Up would have gone much faster if the trail was easier to find in a couple of spots (I lost it twice and had to bushwack for a while).
The massive rock wall that creates a natural dam is impressive and the cold lake at the end is refreshing.