Had a bit of confusion on the correct track, wound up going to far east and then cross country on the top of the ridge. Coming down there were several deep ruts (6-10 feet) that cut right through the trail requiring some careful crossing, usually higher up to avoid potential trouble. Still a lot of fun though!
Hiked from my brother's home in Minden with his two dogs, Milo and Casey, around the east side gully then up to the summit.
Ideal weather for January. I wore shorts and a t-shirt. It was sandy, but not too difficult. We all made the summit.