I love to bushwhack! Great trips both times.
I agree with the porcupine comment
Have approached from Colgate Lake, Barnum Road and Big Hollow. I've also bushwhacked over private lands from Juniper Hill road and while land surveying from the North near Ruland Road. The autumn times are outrageous. Worked on private lands leading towards the ridgeline running south towards Black Dome from the north. I know these peaks don't compare to the vertical and elevation that is present in the west but the dense beauty in these forests is magnificent.