There is a recognizable trail now that goes up the NNE-SSW nose directly from the parking spot toward the peak - no need to do bushwhacking up the gulch, etc. Just go thru (around) the gate and continue on the road for about 100 yards and that becomes the trail.
"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