This shortcut takes off about a mile from the hike versus staying on the trail. For us it probably took us just as long this way because the altitude was getting to some of us in the group. We decided to start our off trail adventure after crossing Dingley Creek. You can see the saddle from anyplace on the trail, so the starting point is not important.
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