After being thwarted on the creek trail, I decided to backtrack and try the bypass route up along the canyon south rim and see if I could drop into the mansion area that way. It had been 6 years since I had been this way before. The turn off to the bypass is after the water crossing and big shady mesquite tree and before the really rough rocky stuff. I pleased to discover that the bypass trail had been improved. The very steep loose sections had more gradual switchback roads built around them. The bike-swallowing ruts had been filled in.