There were 5 other people in 3 other parties on the trail with us. I used to be able to count on solitude on this trail on a weekday. I don't know what is causing so much change, but none of my trails are as isolated as they used to be. I hope my blog is not contributing to this.
My love for blogging and sharing has plummeted. I was badly burned by someone I trusted to tell a secret route too. He did not keep it secret and he went back and placed a geocache on a route that he swore he would keep secret! He also gave his friends detailed instructions on finding it and posted pictures of it on Facebook. When I quit speaking to him over this, he went back and vandalized the special place that he swore he would keep secret. I really hate him and can never forgive him for that.
No one gets to hear about my secret spots now and I might even stop naming the trails I am hiking on.
This trail is dangerous and not for casual hikers. It is easy to get lost here.