And once over pass C, I wonder how bad the talus is.
Note whenever using the acme.mapper save link function, first clear the markers. Scepter Pass is an old horse trail regardless of the fact they left it off the 7.5 topo as is occasionally the case with trails simply because adding trails is often a manual task. In any case S Pass is not as I noted east from the trail but rather due north in the same direction as the trail. As for talus, do not recall any.
Last summer I basically followed the red route traversing the "maxon range". See map here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/becht/7569 ... 575306646/ More talus that I would have preferred but I may have traversed too high. Overall a nice route though. I just know with a smoother route I could pick up the pace and get to portal even quicker. Ultimately if I can get from trailhead to portal in 1 long day, Im happy.