Excellent directions, Dean. It was much dryer in October 2013 than what your May 2005 photos show. The gates were open and the "reservoir" was empty. Saw many horses and pronghorn and enjoyed a primitive camp on the scenic ridge near Point 6042. I also hiked Point 6258 west of the high point.
"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