I know that Roach's book says it's 4 miles round trip from the 4x4 parking lot, but that's not correct - it's a bit more than 7 miles. It is almost funny how influential his book is - everyone on the trail the day I climbed was commenting that the mileage was wrong - I guess we all have our own dog-eared copies. I'll upload a GPS track and Topo USA map that shows the mileage.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."