Sorry i guess i misstated what i was doing. During our first trip in may, we are coming in from the road to nowhere to campsite 70. Later on, when we presumably do our brookie trip to campsite 68, we are coming down from the dome and i believe it is a considerably shorter hike.
I hope that there is not much fishing pressure and i am quite surprised that you ran into that many people up there, gmreeves. It is also weird that you didn't catch any brook trout your second time through. I am still looking forward to this trip as well as the one to campsite 70.