The 'crux' of this climb was the drive to Galena. FR63 was 'closed' just a few miles from Jack Pass, but I was able to get through the washouts (barely) with 4wd. The road is getting pretty badly overgrown in spots. If you want to tag this one, do it soon. I was able to follow logging spurs all the way to 3900' (almost six miles of road walking). From here, it was easy snow scrambling to the top. I did not bring an ice axe, as it was a warm day with soft snow. If the snow were a little more consolidated, an ice axe might be nice for the top 500'.
Always do a New Years Trip, this was 2005!