This was an enjoyable hike with GPSJoe and Grasshopper in the Sierra Ancha wilderness. It was my first time here due to the long distance from my home. The road to the lower trailhead had been cleared of downed trees so was passable to the trailhead. However there were many blowdowns for the first mile or so obscuring the trail or making it hard to maintain a pace. Beyond this point the tral was clear. We assumed the FS had worked from the upper trail head doing clearing.
The trail between the Reynolds Creek and Center Mountain Trails followed what appeared to be an old road marked with infrequent cairns. Then it started downhill and became more apparent especially when you thought "switchbacks". Hank's favorite lunch spot was impressive; beautiful views from a clear cliff top. I did spot 1 elk and signs of other animals on the trip.
See GPSJoe's trip log on this hike for more details on the hike and the trip home.