my first peak of the day (Merritt) did not take very long so I drove over to check this one out. The mining road is pretty darn steep and I definitely would recommend 4 wheel low for it. Tight switchback also but not a lot in the way of rocks or obstacles. I parked where Dean recommended and the hike itself was fairly trivial. Very little snow on the south and west aspects- I was able to hike in my trail runners. Usual suspects had signed the register as well as several bowhunters. Good views of the Santa Rosas and the south side of Porter Peak
Ken Jones, Dennis Poulin and myself had bagged Beaver Peak the day before and headed north to get this one. Following a mining road up the west side of the mountain, we found a nice route to the summit. During our ascent we met a miner who was actively working a claim that was one of the reasons a decent road cut down a lot of the elevation gain effort. The miner mentioned that he had been to the summit several times and had signed the register up there at least once. It also turned out, he lived about 5 miles from me in Utah. Nice guy and a nice mountain.