Ha! I smell toast. ;)
Being serious, I'd be very surprised it if gets crowded. Too far off the beaten path for most peak baggers and most CO Front Rangers and the logistics are rather difficult in terms of shuttling. No easy loops, either.
re: Good thing you had some options along your route.
All three of us are very experienced outdoors people so luckily we know how to read a map. :) Between the three of us, we figured we could have stretched out our food an additional two days if need be (7 days vs 5).
Another plan was hiking back to Chepeta Damn if crap really hit the fan.
A last ditch plan was for Andy to hike out, take the car, buy food and then hike back in as Mark cut down to 10 MPD.
Overall Mark could have hiked out if need be. Luckily! :)
But, there are usually options for prepared outdoors people...eh? ;)