The date of this post is 4/3/2017. However, the metadata on these photos tells me I actually did this hike way back on 7/28/2013. From my memory, you start at Barlow Pass on the Mountain Loop Highway headed towards Monte Cristo and then cut up the hill to the right near the bridge washout. I don't remember much about the climb up. I do remember being awe-struck when I got there. The views were amazing. If anything I'm reminded that I need to get back this summer. These pictures don't do it justice.