Thanks, your description was pretty accurate. The one brief class 3 section is the only class 3 on the traditional route; I wouln't call the section above it anything more than class 2 (despite comments otherwise). The DPS instructions for the road in go awry after "Turn right (keeping the mine tailings pile on your right) and go 0.6 miles to a second junction." One should go perhaps 0.7-0.75 miles (rather than 0.6) and to a better, newer gravel road. Stay away from the powerline road. The map by ScottyS is right on the money.
Hey - great page so far. I recently was up there, and was able to find a better road. I've added a map and a couple photos, so you may want to incorporate them into the driving directions. FYI - the White Fir (Abies concolor) stand on top has many trees over 400 years old. The Piñon/Juniper on the peak is likely much older than that. Hopefully after I develop the piñon chronology that I sampled I'll remember to post the age range.
Some of the pinyons/junipers were so thick and twisted, I mistook them for bristlecones at first. I'll be interested to read your numbers!
I made some changes to the driving directions. It's been over three years since I was there, so I can't remember all the details.