I can see the auto road being closed in June because of a cold spring and therefor no vehicular traffic being on it, but I've always viewed it as a quick and easy way down by foot to safety and shelter, especially after Memorial Day, when compared to some of the other more direct and therefor steeper trails in area, which could become treacherous in those conditions.
*whew* That was one looong sentence.
Every landscape which is dreary enough has a certain beauty to my eyes, and in this instance
its permanent qualities were enhanced by the weather. H.D. Thoreau