I finally made it to Truck Summit. The normal route is straight up Zig Zag to the old road that leads to the truck, but I really wanted to try to complete the hike Derek and I tried a few months ago on snowshoes. We did not get very far, thanks to the blow downs but the trail genies have done their magic and everything was just fine.
Hot day and I got on the trail at 5am and beat the worst of the heat. Plenty of interesting sights along the way:
Just in case anyone is ever looking for Zig Zag from the road at which the trail tops out (about 2700 feet) here is what it looks like from NF9021:
The start of the section that leads to the truck is just across the road from this spot. Once you get up to about 3,200 feet the trail turns south and you get a long stretch with a very nice western view of the neighborhood:
There is still just a bit of snow on some of the northern faces:
Here is the route on Google Earth, about 11.4 miles, 2,900 feet elevation gain, 5h 45min. Nice hike and next time I will do it the normal way and go down along NF9021, past where all the shotgun target shooters leave their garbage.