When are you going? I was going to hike it today, but did Flat Top instead to save time. I might do it tomorrow, but really I would prefer to just do the regular trail, not plow up on Gov't. However, since Escudilla is a 45-min drive for me, I may choose a closer peak, such as Antelope Mountain, which I can get to in 15 minutes. Or South Fork to Mexican Hay Lake (fire damage may slow that one down, too, on the steep parts.)
There is a point of no return unremarked at the time in most lives. Graham Greene The Comedians
Steal your face right off your head!