After going only a mile or less on the graveled road I reached a point that looked like a good place to park. A little further the road began to enter that phase where only vehicles with very good clearance and/or four wheel drive should venture. It's always sorta a guesstimate of where exactly you should pull over and park. With slow driving, and luck, you can get quite a ways on some of the roads. Depends how much you want to risk beating your vehicle up. And, if you don't get out before dark, such roads get very tricky at the end of the day. I normally err on the side of caution with my little Hyundai.
So, that meant a little walking on a dirt road for a while before getting to my trailhead. Sometimes this can mean eating a little dust from four wheel drive vehicles. But no worries today. Except for two ATVs (and a couple of parked vehicles) I saw zero people the ENTIRE day. If I had been on the other side of the range I would have had a difficult time finding a parking space and the trails would have been crowded with people. Quite the difference.
The rough dirt road took me past South Twin Lake.