The trail sign points to the left and even though I could see the trail to the right I took the sign at face value and went a hunnerd or so yards to the left and started up a sketchy use trail. It was anybodies guess at that point with use trails going every which way! At one point I could see the peak and managed to scramble up the steep muddy class 2 east slope to the top after losing chunks of time and energy in the process on some useless recon. Took the trail back at half the time.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe