I'd hoped to drive the OHV trail, but the gate was closed with a sign saying it was open July 1 to Nov 1. Not that my Ford Explorer would have made it far -- even if the downed trees from the previous winter had been removed, there were big rocks and tricky spots. I hiked the whole thing -- GPS said it was 7.6 miles with 3,660' gain, plus 190' on the return.
Second day of a two day outing to Tehipite Dome and Spanish Mtn. Climbed up the northeast slopes directly from Upper Geraldine Lake- needed to pick my way around near the top due to the snow. Didn't see or hear anyone else the whole trip.
"As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls."