We left the TH at Cold Creek at 8:30 a.m. The route along the ridge to Willow was not trivial. Nothing really demanding, but the loose rock and route finding got one's attention. The views were great all along the ridge, making this a worthy peak.
From Cold Creek after careful perusal of MoapaPk's beta and photos.
Came up from Willow Pass after driving in from Pahrump. The mountain looked totally dry while coming in from the South and totall snow covered when seen from the North. Not too much snow to contend with, and a great day to be outside.
Enjoy one of my slideshows:
Splendid solo winter ascent.
I personally think the route from Wheeler Pass is MUCH easier -- less mileage, no constant scrambling over class 2+.
Awesome Columbus Day hike!