Took a chance on a relatively rare, for me, AM ride. Oh yeah, it was plenty crowded all right. After the Falls TH it thinned out nicely and was a very pleasant climb. Thought about going longer and probably should have, but did not. An uneventful descent until I got flagged down by a hiker at the Falls TH. A hiker had fallen and sprained or broke his foot and was limping out in pretty evident discomfort. I lent him my bike and started walking. Not sure if it was the smartest thing to do, but seemed appropriate at the time. Got quite a few strange looks as I was clearly dressed for riding, hiking in my helmet, gloves and shoes, etc. Thanks to mtbfan for rolling my bike back to me, saved me some asphalt walking. It's the code of the trail and it extends to hikers. Great Ride!