I want to post a warning. I was there June 4, 2010. The mine at the end of the trail had just recently been wiped out by slab avalanches. Another slab cut loose over the ruins while I was there, knocking loose a rock slide for good measure. The run-out went nearly to the center of the major gully. It looks like there will always be a cornice above the (now mangled) remains of the mine buildings, so I wonder about the safety of this route with significant snow on it. It looked like the slabs had been triggered from the cornice. I took a safer, snow-free route to the left of the gully on a minor rib between the N and NW ridge. The route down the major gully was safe and gave nearly a 2000' glissade. Enjoy! Be safe!
"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