With Eric N.
Drove up, bad weather was coming in with lightning so did not stay long at all. Tried to camp on ridge below summit (good camp before final uphill push) but rain did not stop and rest of my party wanted out of there.
Hiked the road from a snowy saddle at about 4400'. Pretty straight-forward. There was a lot more snow on this day than at the time of Redwic's visit just 11 days later.
A downed tree (which had apparently only fallen within the past week) prevented driving progress at nearly 4550' elevation. It was a tad disheartening, as there were no other road obstacles (downed trees or snowpack) for at least another 1-to-1.5 miles... which my car could have easily driven. There were multiple large trees across the road on the upper half of our jaunt. Consistent snow started at 5700' elevation, but nothing that would prevent hiking progress.