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!
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe