Found camping at Charlotte Lake to be fine for an east approach. Only took 2 hours to reach the main route approach from Charlotte Lake. Could be done much faster I am sure (we went slow).
The trail turns scrappy right after Charlotte Lake and keeps descending. I look at as more stuff to drag back out of there, because its another 3 or 4 more miles. This is just my opinion. The camping is nice at the Charlotte Dome though if you lug everything back there.
"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."