Originally Posted by wapitidon
Two years ago some of us stayed in Pollock Pines the night before a breakfast run starting at Ice House. Dinner and hot showers before takeoff. Seems like about 45 minutes to Ice House and another 30 to Loon. I'm sure people do it faster but we're just cruisin' in 40's. Be sure to fill up in Pollock Pines the night before as the gas is much cheaper...make that less expensive.
Option 3: Pollock Pines
Sounds like this is about 1:15 to the trailhead -- still acceptably close, IMO.