Didn't know about that connection from Deer Trail to Sunshine. Rad. Also, thanks for sharing the news of what's open again. Need to get up there and revisit some climbs.
Matthew - the connector crosses ~25 feet of private land, so it's certainly not somewhere I ride often, but it's useful to change up the routes. It's also not recommended for a road bike - MTB or CX is just fine though.
Ah, thanks again.