Dennis P. and I made the summit, pretty much using the same route I used on my first visit. We considered the fenceline route but took the route that I knew worked for me the first time. I think Dennis actually picked a better line up the talus slope section so it worked for us OK. Personally, I don't like walking up or down steep slopes next to barb wire but that is just me. It has worked well for others.
I notice that there was a new mailbox on the summit cairn and that a memorial stone had been placed for a person who lived from 1939 to 2014. My main interest in going up this one a 2nd time was to find the geo cache placed back in 2010. We found it but it is hard, hard, hard. The last entry was in 2013 so it'd been 3 years since it was last found. I'll create a section for geo caching at the bottom of the main page, it was challenging.
I was able to drive in quite a ways a found a good place to park at the fence at the 7800' mark. From there I followed the ridge and fence up about 2000' to the summit. Pretty muddy and slick along the way which made for a slower go. Killer views from the summit.
I saw quite a few people back here hunting. I didn't have orange on and I was worried I was going to get shot - I had a couple hunters watching me go up the side hill, but fortunately they figured out that I wasn't a deer. I followed the fence line that goes right over the summit - this way was very steep. There was snow over the fallen leaves which made it very slippery. I fell a couple times and caught my hand on the barbed wire fence. Made it to the top though. The summit was very chilly and a storm was blowing in.
A fun little hike that required a long drive on dirt roads but ended up with a hike of just two miles. The elevation gain was 1800 feet and so considering the distance was just one mile, there were plenty of steep sections to contend with. Time up was an hour an a half and time down was one hour. All was cross country and some time was consumed route finding. There are other route possibilities up this peak and while mine was the shortest in distance, it may not have been the fastest. A good route looked feasible from the southeast side.