I've only ridden MDR about 5 times (including today) and every time I have not gone down Devil's Staircase. I know where it is, but I just love that south section of the yellow trail and hate to skip it. I'm just curious if I am missing a better trail by not taking this? I know it would be a nice cut-off to shorten a ride. That wasn't my goal. Your opinions are welcome. Thanks in advance.