We went up LSMT and continued along Saddle Mtn trail and then back to Mormon Grove and down the road.
The ADOT maintenance yard that used to be just past the trailhead appears to have been dismantled and returned to the TNF. There were two small buildings and a high fence around the entire facility. It’s all gone. There were some folks camping in the middle of the area.
About a mile+ into the loop we see 4 hikers coming down the trail and I realize it is HAZ group that has been doing some AZT section hiking Nice to see you all (Sredfield, Paintninaz, tibber, desertgirl) and thanks for clearing a few trees from the trail Turns out we could have helped you with the shuttle but we weren’t 100% sure we would complete the loop. Sorry about that!