Thanks everyone for the replies and encouragement. I recommend this area to everyone! It's a beautiful place with dozens of options. 3.3 million acres, 1800 trails, this place truly has it all: Mountains, canyons, hot springs, meadows, valleys, rivers, you name it.
We didn't see many people out there either, and the temperatures that first week of September were no higher than 80 F during the day, and 55 to 60 F at night. Very pleasant indeed!
Tad- I definitely learned my lesson with zip off pants! Never again will I wear them unless I can find a pair that isn't so restricting.
Tony- No worries, I don't get offended about that kind of thing. Glad to have your support.
Brian- Yes sir, easily the best burger I've ever had!
Larry- I'm for sure glad that I can now use my hip belt, that thing is a big help!