OK and thanks for your great TR. I notice that the new admin has blocked swear words which in general is good, but **** = D - a - m -n is not really one of them! The four **** in my reply above and your TR should be replaced with D- a - m - n.
One reason I like the trails from the highway is that they have sections with good floral displays in spring and summer, partly because they go up the south side of the ridge, getting lots of sunlight.
The POTD thread has a flower photo of mine posted earlier this week taken on the Welcome Pass trail at the east end of the High Divide.
Some of these trails also have tricky = exciting sections on them, like a very narrow trail across a steep open debris chute.
For more info go to nwhikers.net and search TRs for these trails.