I've suggested this hike for years to deaf ears. Understandable too, the catclaw gang has a tight grip on the neighborhood.
98% of the trail shockingly exists. After Shady Dell, nuisance catclaw is typically near. Newbies will write it off as horrible.
Terrain and views exceed my expectations. We followed a group of motorcycles off the main ridge down to BI Creek. FS Topo shows it going further with branching options now. Good reason to return along with trail 71.
Lost interest in checking off the final 8 furlongs. Returned up BI Creek. The nicest creek hike I recall in recent years.
Butler Spring looks dependable. Great option for backpack explorers. Saw one small unabused campsite. Intrepid kitchen sink haulers will find room.
First triplog posted directly from Route Scout Beta. One tap starts triplog with stats and embeds route.
2018-03-30 Update: Nixed embedded route