Very hot day, but hike was ok because almost all of it was shaded by big trees. Restrooms at TH and by the dam. We skipped the bat house to finish earlier because of the heat. Lunch at picnic table in shade near van and snack in Estacada. Saw very few people, as it was a Tuesday before school got out. Elevation gain was easy.
Trail was in good shape, but downhill horse trail could be really muddy when wet. Only a 7 hour day!
Not a great hike, but pretty good. Maybe do every other year.