This is a great spring/fall choice if you're local, can only get out for half a day, and want some solitude.
I followed Greg's/Eric's route. Super-easy navigation, and big obvious cairn now where the use trail leaves the road. BTW, the first gate was padlocked when I was there. As Dean noted, this appears to be prime rattler country this time of year, but I also lucked out and encountered none.
Did the approach from Redrock Canyon. I used Dean’s route to climb the peak and went down a different way which was probably closer to Greg’s route. I encountered a little snow above 7,000 feet. A storm front was moving through and it was very windy on top of the ridge. This was actually a nice area and the view was better than I expected.