Went as a long day hike via the Michael Lake/Cathedral Pass Trailhead route that Klenke describes. Didn't see anyone for the whole day after I got on the trail. Once at the lake, I couldn't figure out how to get into the correct gully without some bushwhacking, but it let up as I got higher. I was too far southwest when I came out on the saddle/ridge (which gets very jagged as you get further from Goat's summit), and tried to follow the ridge to the peak, but that got way too dicey so I headed back down. I was ready to give up but then I looked back toward the saddle and figured out Klenke's actual route. That worked fine and was no more than class 3. Overall, long but very enjoyable outing.
Davis Peak Trail -> Davis Peak LO Site -> Davis-Central Summit -> Goat
A nice day and an interesting route. The views are great and the mountain feels much more remote than it actually is.
We climbed the Davis peaks including the north one and then traversed over to Goat Mountain. 77/144 Trip report
I tried this in 2007 as a dayhike over Davis Peak and once on top of Davis it was clear that the terrain was too time consuming for my slow pace and the time available. So I came back and tried it via the Lake Michael route suggested by Klenke. There was some route-finding but no major problems. Though I could have done without the wet brush. There is some slow travel and some up and down so I was glad to have done it as a backpack rather than as a dayhike.