To confirm what Shep posted, the road to the upper TH has been fixed and is in exceptional condition for a grade 3/6 road. Minimal potholes, few large rocks in the way. This alleged rut does not exist anymore! I was concerned about driving up this road as so many people have stated the road is in terrible condition, but was pleasantly surprised at how easy the road was to traverse. A Nissan Altima was present at the TH and I observed him driving down the road slowly and carfully. He stated he had to move a few rocks out of the way but did not bottom out once. FYI I drove up the TH in a stock 2011 Forester. If I can be of further assistance to you please feel free to PM me.