This could really be a nice hike! But...my two sons and a good buddy and I tried it after Rita. The hike turned into an obstacle course of fallen trees. Large areas were obscured by massive tangles of fallen trees. We literally had to often get on hands and knees. We often lost the trail and had to back-track.
That being said, there were some really nice areas.
We saw NOT A SINGLE PERSON during out time on the trail.
A repaired Trail Between the Lakes could be a really nice three-days and two night outing.