This is our second time on this. Even though it's smack-dab in the middle of a hundred other hikes, this one seems so different, which is nice. The terrain here is unusual, and it feels like you're in more of an open "great divide" type of territory.Start off under the ski lifts, and up between the ridge to several small lakes. Both times we only made it to Rockdale Creek before needing to turn around due to time. The trail itself is wonderfully maintained. Very peaceful... have only ever seen a few people on it. You're up in the clouds, watching them travel. Small glimpses of the I-90. Old growth forest, scattered with some huge scree fields. We normally like to climb, and then run down... but this trail is reverse, with most of the downhill immediately after the ski-lifts. Not a good running trail for us, but definitely a good family hike with a "different" feel to it.