Well we're here at Mushroom Rock Road for 2 reasons. Really 3. But we'll deal with the 3rd reason later.
The Youth League is pissed that we gave the sphere to New Yevon. And they're out for blood. Robin...I mean Yaibal is like WHY YUNA WHY?! So as we travel up the old path. Youth League members challenge us Then Elma fights us. Well this version of Elma is pathetic. However...there's another version of her that is plain scary.
Another thing to deal with. There's a secret area at the bottom of the gorge. Exploring it we find a door that can only be opened by a certain set of spheres. Nooj also shows up and has a few insults to throw our way.