After junction of L1100 and 4109 , the road is rough and you need a high clearance 4WD . There is still lots of slushy snow in this area and we had to park and walk 1.5 miles to the trail head. Used microspikes on the road section then switched to snowshoes when we got to the trail as the snow was deeper .
Nice hike with great 360 views. It was clouded over on the way up, but later it cleared a little and we got some nice views of Mt St Helens. We didn't go all the way to to summit because it was hazardous:straight up on melty snow.
I am looking forward to going back in the spring or summer to see what this area looks like once the snow is gone.