I was along the path in late September 2017 and found the part you mention okay and it was fairly busy on that day, I reckon I came across 30+ hikers which included one tour group. Whatever you experienced back in 2015 was repaired then. That said it has being a harsh winter there.
I realise you were hoping for a more recent report however as you had no replies I thought let you know.
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