I drove down from John Day, OR and did the Slumbering Hills highpoint decently early in the morning. Making it to Winnemucca around noon for some Taco Time drive through and with time to kill I figured I would see how close to the summit I could drive in mid-March. Surprisingly I was able to drive right to the saddle! This mountain must not receive a whole lot of snow as the surrounding ranges were much snowier looking. Easy walkup from the saddle.