I just returned from a Hike up Buttermilk Falls and Along the AT. The Falls are the best I have ever seen them, the Blue Trail up to the AT is clear with no visible damage from Hurricane Irene. However, the trail is presently very wet in many spots and totally covered with a sheet of water in other spots. All wet areas were easily passable, but we had warp up several of the narrow rocky parts.
The Lower Road (Mountain Road coming from Dimon Road) to the Buttermilk Falls Parking Lot was closed (by a Metal Gate). We parked outside the gate just past the cemetery and walked about 45 minutes to the Trail head.