Started from main parking lot just off the Mountain Loop Hwy, continued past the waterfall and the ridgetop viewpoint to the meadows. Didn't have enough time (or partners) to climb Mount Forgotten, but Pt 5,396 was a good consolation price.
Trail Conditions. The trail was rocky in places, but well-maintained up to the waterfall. Past the waterfall, there were a few slightly overgrown sections, a couple blowdowns (only one of which was cumbersome to get over or around), and not much signage. No risk of wet feet at any of the stream crossings, and no water past the stream crossing above the waterfall (the pond in the meadows was dry).
Highlights. Many giant trees, especially along the first mile from the main parking lot. Lots of thimbleberries in the open sloped, but they were pretty much done. Tons of ripe blueberries at the top of the ridge and in the meadows, should be at peak in a week or so. Fall colors were at their earliest stages. Heard many pikas on the way up, and spotted one in a talus field at the meadows.
Crowds. The large parking lot was almost half full at 11am, plus there were more cars parked at the old trailhead. Encountered a dozen or so parties (incl one camped at the meadows), so I'm guessing most of the cars were people hiking Mt Dickerman.