The morning after hiking Workman Creek
and dropping into Knoll's Hole via the old and almost gone FR 151, I drove over to the 150 trailhead and hiked Reynolds back to Knoll's.
My printed out HAZ map and trail description fell out of my pocket just before the switchbacks that climb above the creek and I had to backtrack a little to get it just so I'd be more confident on the hike.
It hurt having to leave the creek for a while, but I did hike down to the falls for a rest. It was really pretty even though the water was just barely flowing. The color wasn't as good as on the Workman side until the creek headed South, the best being closer to Knoll's.
As soon as I passed the Wilderness sign I started seeing bear skat everywhere, much of it directly on the trail. While off-trail in the thicker woods, looking to see if I could find the spring, I saw so much activity it was almost spooky.
The elk must be on the other side during the day, but I did see three groups of deer. I hiked out past the saddle but like the original author, I didn't feel comfortable finishing the loop since the only visible trail led down to the ranch so I hiked back the same way. The only other hiker I met all weekend was down at the falls but he turned around there. I ate lunch on the water and then finished coming out.