If you parked at the lower, 2WD trailhead, begin your hike up the road. After 0.2 mile, pass the junction for Crystal Creek and after 1 mile, pass the Aqueduct road. Follow the remaining road all the way to the end, near 11,100.
From the end of the Spruce Creek road, follow the well-marked trail into the forest. After a short distance, youll encounter multiple trails in this busy area - follow signs for Continental Falls or Upper Mohawk Lakes and stay left at most trail junctions. Pass some old mine buildings, turn left near a lake and ascend a steep hill, left of the falls. At the top of this hill, pass an old mine tramway and continue left past Lower Mohawk Lake. Hike west up another slope (Photo #1) to reach Mohawk Lake. Cross the stream running out of the lake and follow a smaller trail over some rock outcroppings (Photo #2), past another small lake (Photo #3) and into the large basin between Pacific, Father Dyer, and Crystal Peaks. Follow the faint trail to an unnamed lake, at 12,391 - Photo #4. Pass this lake, turn left and locate a large gully to the southwest - Photo #5 and Photo #6.
Hike up to the gully and begin climbing - Photo #7 and Photo #8. This is the crux of the route. Without snow, this slope is loose. With snow, crampons and axe are strongly recommended. When the angle eases, continue northwest (Photo #9) to reach 13,400 and the final pitch - Photo #10. Climb west toward the summit by staying on or left of the ridge crest (Photo #11 and Photo #12) to reach the summit - Photo #13.