This is a great way up the mountain, if you want to avoid crowds until you reach Homestretch.
Agreed. Thanks for your additions--I have updated this route page.
Couldn't find any good info before climbing Keplinger's this year. Although there were a few small snowfields on the route, it is possible to climb this entire route and avoid all snow. Hardest part was a traverse under the upper snowfields directly below the homestretch due to some wet slabs.