We were in the area and It'd been 9 years for me. This one was to observe to new crop of hikers coming up.
This trail is now paved +6' wide for about half the distance.
Things never seen on a hike before:
2 baby goats
Dude with 12" knife strapped to his side and survival backpack walking a small (8 lb) dog carrying the First Aid Backpack.
His Buddy with 2, liter containers strapped to his chest.
(remember this is a 2 mile RT, mainly flat, 1/2 paved "trail" in 67 degree temps.)