Hit send too soon. The route from the trailhead to saddle is great and highly recommend taking the Queen Mine route–certainly saves you elevation gain. Hard to tell how long it takes to get to the saddle but seemed like three miles maybe(?) – I think my magellan said 2.15 miles in bird miles.
No exaggeration about the scree. There were a few times we got off trail and and you’re in scree hell.
The guide books say the trail from the saddle to the summit is between 1 & 1.4 miles – we seriously beg to differ. It’s got to be longer or at least it felt it. The trail is hard to find at the last tenth of a mile and vey frustrating with the rock climbing.
Coming back down to the saddle was easier as far as staying on the trail.