I took the ridge up, but I tend to not like that route going down, both for safety reasons and because I don't want to kick a bunch of loose scree down on the other hikers near the bench. So for extra fun I decided to work my way over to the Timpooneke (sp?)Road at the North East end of Sagebrush Flats. I normally will work my way toward the Southeast end to save time and be more direct, but I took a wider loop this time. I am always amazed at how difficult it is to cross Sagebrush Flats--so much bushwhacking!
I read Dean's route page and figured I'd give it a shot. The first couple hundred yards up the scree directly above the bench on the trail was moderately miserable, but definitely doable. Once past the scree, stick to the top of the ridge, a faint game trail can be followed. Navigate around to the east side of the cliff bands to reach to the south summit of Mahagony. Once on the ridge, you'll have to routefind through gambel oak. Stinging nettle in places was about seven feet high. Luckily, the grasses and undergrowth was brown making it easier to walk through. Once past the gambel oak and aspen, you'll have a pleasant ridge walk to the summit.