The peak was much brushier than I expected and overall tougher than I thought. Brushfest galore! I went up from Sardine Saddle, but I am not sure if coming up from HL Saddle would be any better. It was a very windy and cool day with temperatures in the 50s.
Too brushy. Did it because it's a range HP and a top-100 prom peak. Otherwise, the drive along US-191 was far more interesting.