A fun hike with spectacular scenery. Part of the fun is just finding the trailhead - there was no sign pointing the way along the Bruffey Road so we wandered around the area for a bit before realizing that we needed the road into the 63 Ranch. Just follow the narrow road past the ranch buildings for a mile or so to the trailhead in the deep, dark woods. We hiked the trail up the Mission Creek drainage to about the 8500' elevation, then headed west and scrambled up onto a steep limestone bed. Followed that all the way to the summit.
Skied this peak with my dog and friend JamesB. I can't remember the exact date but it was around mid May. Saw two other parties of people skiing. Snow got a little warm towards the end of the day but was otherwise awesome.