Intended to take the Armstrong Pass route but made a wrong turn and took the much steeper Trout Creek trail followed by the offtrail climb up to the TRT. After Freel went over to Jobs Sister, but ran out of time before I could get to Jobs Peak. Trip report at http://www.mountainhiker.org/trip_report.aspx?id=109
Went back here and was being stupid, got myself a little lost, stumbled out after dark in the winter. Snow slog.
Took the variation on the way up. Straight up the manzanita and other assorted bushes to a granite outcropping where I found the TRT. The sand slowed me down on the way up. On the way down I went strait down from the saddle and found a trail that went directly to my truck.
Had a great time when I was 14 years old on this route.