Getting ThereVIA THE MOWICH LAKE AND TOLMIE PEAK TRAILHEAD (RECOMMENDED IN SUMMER. KEEP IN MIND THAT THE MOWICH LAKE ROAD IS CLOSED USUALLY TO AT LEAST MAY AND MANY TIMES MUCH LATER!!!!): Take Route 165 South. It will soon intersect with Route 162. Continue on Route 165 south through the towns of Wilkeson and Carbonado. You then go over an older bridge over the Carbon River. This bridge is beginning to look unsteady and would not be a good place to be during an earthquake. Roughly a half mile over the bridge you will run into an intersection with one road veering right and head up Mowich Lake Road. You want to head up 17 miles up the road. You will run into the self pay area up at the Paul Peak Trailhead about 11 miles up the road. Don't forget to stop here because there are plenty of rangers at the Lake Mowich Campground and they will ticket you if you don't pay.
The approach to the summit is via the Fay-East Traverse boot-path that is rugged and Class 2 in place. Because this area is rugged in places, it is critical to stay on the bootpath throughout the entire traverse. The boot-path also has some slightly airy sections, so use caution on these sections. Most head up from via the Fay Peak Bootpath because it is much easier to spot than the path up from near Knapsack Pass. The total elevation gain is only 1700 feet. That being said, it will feel like more due to the combination of ruggedness and the views.