I arrived at the trailhead to find a large group of campers set up in the parking area. There was no room to park there, so I had to park off the side of the road. I made my way through camp (formerly the trailhead parking) and started up Hell's Hole Trail #284. I jumped off at about 1.2 miles and bushwhacked it to the summit. Hard going but accomplishing the hike and the views made it worth the effort . . . oh, and of course making contacts on the ham radio was fun too.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.