Your hiking plan is good. If you have a GPS you can tell when you get close to the summit and where to head off the trail. THe peak is the high point of a very long, narrow ridge. Avoid the cliffs and talus slopes.
I have found that heading off the trail southeast of the summit, climbing the long summit ridge, and then running west along the ridge-top is the best way to enjoy this hike. There is a game trail along the ridge. There are more bushes and problems west of the summit, so approaching from the east side works better. Once on the ridge you can see everything well. There are several sub-peaks up there, so be sure you find the right one. There are metal bench marks on the peak - that’s how you know, beside using GPS. Don’t be fooled by Pole Mountain nearby. One of the benchmarks on Legg BM says Pole, so there was confusion among the surveys.
If you want to make lots of contacts, please use your LNR antenna. There’s plenty of room up there, and many trees to support the wire. Take a long fishing pole for a support if you want to make it easy. SOTA is much more fun for you AND your chasers with large, efficient antennas.
I was on a SOTA peak today, and the bands were quite good. There was lots of short skip on 20M, so good that short paths were sometimes better on 20M than on 40M!