Had never gone here due to it being a fire lookout but ever since the fire have wanted to get out there. Did a quick hike from Islip Saddle to ridge including Middle Hawkins
from Dawson Saddle. My wife and I used to do this each year when the fire lookout was at the summit. It was a great lookout, staffed by knowledgeable, hospitable people. Haven't been back since the fire.
From Islip Saddle included South Hawkins, Sadie Hawkins, Middle Hawkins, and Mt Hawkins -- Mt Islip as a bonus peak. Perfect day -- lots of snow on the north facing trails.
Hiked all 4 Hawkins peaks with Becht and Scott. Beautiful day, great hikes, lots of snow on the north slopes.