Hiked up the new trail after giving our bags to Al, who was driving up with students. The new trail is very nice, easy to follow and cushioned needles underfoot, which was nice after the first part of the hike on the old gravel road.
Got up to 1800m+ and stopped due to the airspace at 1981m, didn't want to bust! Flew down to Dewdney Peak, partway back, then crossed over to the Steelhead side to fly the small hills over there. Not much lift over there but as per usual, there was plenty of valley lift to get me back to the LZ and no retrieve needed!