Several people at Diamond Lake tried to warn us about the trail to Cliff Lake. They mentioned rocks. No problem. Brush. No problem. A bridge. No problem.
I don’t remember hearing about boulders hidden in brush right at the narrow trail edge, though. That might have deterred us (“might” as in “wouldn’t have”).
We made it half way before my right pannier hit a completely invisible rock and sent me over the edge as it tore loose.