Thanks! Yes, I'd seen SteveOz's and Sandy's reports. I've thought about trying to reach Starbird Pass through the drainage that you were describing, but I want to hike through Monica Meadows anyway, so I figured that I'd try and go around Mt. Monica. We'll see how it goes. Hopefully it will work out for me to get there this year, and if so, I'll try to remember to post a report. Thank you for your response!