Beautiful hike. Best part is once you reach the ridge line and the trail goes away. You are exposed all the way to the summit afterwards. If you are driving to the trailhead in a non 4wd vehicle, take the forest road (0073) which approaches the pass from the east side of the mountain. There is no water once you get on the trail, but there are some small springs and streams which cross the forest road leading to the trailhead. Enjoy and take it easy and stay hydrated if you aren’t used to the elevation.