on that day, they were spreading seeded hay throughout the impact area;; as you undoubtedly know, their responsibility covers many-many acres that hikers do not see.
I have not seen what it looks like these days.
But, they were trying to achieve their objectives, while being as care-ful as possible.
USFS, at that loc (& allOver), was nearly broke prior to the 'Sequester', so -well...
They do the best they can. Those guys LOVE Wilderness!
the Brush Heap Mtn approach will be OK.