This caught my attention because of this
Assuming the "impassable trail" was the section of the TT, I was wondering how they would have wound up over there. Then I remembered: if you just put "Ramona Falls" into google maps for directions, instead of Ramona Falls trailhead, it directs you to sort of Top Spur trailhead (not even to, just the general area of, and then I guess you're supposed to bushwhack?). The reason I know this is there are a bunch of comments on alltrails from people who didn't question it and tried to go that way, and wound up stuck in the snow or just hopelessly confused.When their inaccurate online information about their route left them on an impassable trail, the exhausted hikers decided to build a fire and camp for the night.
Even if that doesn't turn out to be what happened with these people, those directions are obviously causing problems, and potentially dangerous. I do see an "edit the map" link on google maps, but it's not exactly intuitive, and I couldn't see how to edit it to direct people to the actual trailhead. Is that something that can be done?