Ken Jones and I tried a jeep road that led to Big Flat and while the road was nasty and gave me a few white knuckle moments, it got us to Big Flat, not far from the mountain itself. It was a hot day and we wanted to shorten the hiking effort due to the heat. The views from the summit were excellent.
"No matter how big a guy might be, Nicky would take him on. You beat Nicky with fists, he comes back with a bat. You beat him with a knife, he comes back with a gun. And you beat him with a gun, you better kill him, because he’ll keep coming back and back until one of you is dead."