My trip over Island Mountain (southwest of Waptus Lake) was most notable because the grade was so slight that it seemed to take forever to get over the top. Midway up was an abandoned plow that had evidently been used to 'plow' a trail up the sloping meadows on the north side of the mountain. The guy laying out the trail was trying to maximize the mileage of trail to be built. His buddy with the contract to actually build the trail would really cash in especially in sections like this where an ATV (all terrain vehicle) could pull that big plow and really reel off the mileage. I imagine there would be the small detail of an appropriate kickback from the builder to the designer.