With limited time I was able to get in a small hike. The Bloede Dam is basically gone and they are now grading the hill where the Grist Mill trail will reconnect. Even with the recent rainstorms the upper trails were dry. I didn't see a sole on trail today but I did see a few people at the Cascade Falls. Even the little cascading falls up stream had plenty of water flowing over it. This is a great loop when you are pressed for time and it's very easy to enlarge by going to the second connector loop.