Hit send too soon. The route from the trailhead to saddle is great and highly recommend taking the Queen Mine route--certainly saves you elevation gain. Hard to tell how long it takes to get to the saddle but seemed like three miles maybe(?) - I think my magellan said 2.15 miles in bird miles.
No exaggeration about the scree. There were a few times we got off trail and and you're in scree hell.
The guide books say the trail from the saddle to the summit is between 1 & 1.4 miles - we seriously beg to differ. It's got to be longer or at least it felt it. The trail is hard to find at the last tenth of a mile and vey frustrating with the rock climbing.
Coming back down to the saddle was easier as far as staying on the trail.