First, let me disspell the rumors and myths:
Do not take a passenger vehicle (i.e. low-clearance) beyond the current rough spot at 10.4 miles from Highway 101. The final "crux" move near the summit is YDS Class III (if on-route, to the right), and I actually thought several earlier sections of the route were more dangerous (for other reasons).
I did this trip with Gimpilator, Robbin, and Dave. The route was steep but enjoyable. A lot of great scenery. One our descent back to Lake Of The Angels, we saw one fisher and a herd of 11 mountain goats. Overall, a great trip and highly recommended summit. This was my 31st WA CoHP!