I've hiked to the top of Jicarita several times. The shortest route is from the Holman side, however, it is possible to do an easy backpack (or long day hike) from the Santa Barbara campground (fee required for day use), near Penasco, NM. I backpacked to a point near the base of the peak, set up camp and summitted the next morning. This route offers different views from the Holman side.
"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."