Curmudgeon checking in here.
I just finished a solo hike here in the White River National Forest. I had planned on an easy hike, turned out to be pretty brutal! In retrospect, I wish I had joined you two and forgone my hike. Wishful thinking, but time constraints would not have permitted it anyway. Trailrider, fantastic trip report, as usual. Even the pictures you had to include of TZQ didn't detract too much!
Thanks again for the great report, beautiful pictures and glad you had a great time. I actually think your reports with the great photos at the very least rival the video reports, and in many ways surpass a lot of them. I'll see if I can't get my (short) trip report up soon.