Super easy hitch. Just texted Grumpy and he was eager to take us into town via Paradise Valley. Lodging was great, campsite is cheap and you can stay there for 5 nights if need be. Silver Pines Lodge is reasonable and a good place to stay as well if campground is full.
I went here twice. Once I was picked up by friends in town and the other I went down Devil’s slide. Personally, I wouldn’t do Devil’s slide again. It wasn’t horrible but it was tiring going down the trail then back up 2.5m each way. The grocery is a tad pricey but works. There’s great food options and the town is super cool and very very hiker friendly. Worth the stop.
Nice hike down with view of suicide rock. What goes down, must go back up. Nice view of suicide rock again, but, it was sticking out of thr cloud layer. Beautiful! Great time in town. Nice accommodations.