|The Prius parked in the circular parking area below the hill climb, which begins just left of the photo.|
|Having no photos of the beginning of the road, here's a view from Google Earth.|
|View of the upper part of the road, which forks.|
|Closer view of the bad area below, through, and above the rocks.|
|If you happen to make it up this far (into the first set of rocks), don't look back! Instead concentrate on going forward!|
|Otherwise you might end up in the gully. Vehicle parts are scattered all over.|
|Interestingly, it appears that Google Earth and Maps captured a vehicle in the process of being dug out. (Click to enlarge, or view here.)|
Instead of this questionable road, I'd recommend taking the switchbacked road that takes off just left of the circular parking area (first photo, with Prius). This road is very rocky in a couple places and requires a high-clearance 4WD vehicle. (We saw a low-clearance vehicle turn around at the first switchback just the other day.) The switchbacked road will take you up to the main ridgeline road, an adventure for another day.
Photos taken in middle and late March during two hikes up the switchbacked road.