On the way up to Knapsack Pass. There's a fair amount of talus to be dealt with, but no brush (which we remember with no fondness from the different route we took the first time we went over Knapsack, years ago). About this point we met a German couple who turned out to be taking the same route we'd planned, but in the opposite direction. Their comments about the smoke from the fire (annoying, but not health-threatening) were reassuring.