Googling came up with lots of trip reports, some probably worth looking at.
We have all become so spoiled with detailed guidebooks these days that we seem to have forgotten the era (not all that long ago!) when trips were planned using a not-very-detailed US Forest Service map plus USGS topo maps (usually 15-minute, not 7.5 minute) that showed the topography but often not the trails. Maybe it's time to put some adventure back into our trip planning and forget the guidebooks? Actually, if you want to be away from the crowds, it's a good idea to give the guidebook trails a miss and go elsewhere!
Sometimes it's more fun just to head out on a trail that looks interesting on the map and see where it leads.