The Forest Service needs to work on big sections of this 'trail'. The northern sections are quite nice, but were closed this last trip since the FS was doing some prescribed burning in spots along the northwest shore of Snowbank Lake--a program which will continue for a few years, they told me, to try to clear some of the damage from the blow-down of ‘99. Call ahead before planning a trip thru there. Bring compass and map since the eastern and some of the southern sections are little better than game trails and can be difficult to follow. With all the deadfall across the trail in places and the poor condition of the trail in general, don't expect to do more than 2 mph thru most of it. Thankfully the trail is marked with stone cairns here and there, but usually only in mostly bald, rocky sections. Trail junctions are usually only marked with larger cairns, so keep a sharp eye out for these. Because of the frequently dense vegetation, it can be a challenge finding your position on the map, so a GPS unit might be worth bringing if you’re directionally challenged. One thing that helped was that if I couldn’t find a path, to look for sawed log ends, where previous years’ deadfall had been cleared from the trail—they wouldn’t bother sawing deadfall if it didn’t cross the trail. I give this a 3-star, since the trail it quite rough and scenery isn’t anything to write home about.