I recently heard a rumor in mountaineering circles that the road in question has been repaired and that the original trail is back open to use. I have not investigated these claims. Let me know what you find out.
FS 6550 is permanently closed near Bullbucker Creek. Access FS 6550 at Jack Pass, go downhill a short way and then turn left onto FS 6554. FS 6554 is very narrow but in good condition. Road may be gated at Evergreen Creek in early season.
"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."