Yep we made it out there, It was an awesome trip. Beautiful remote country, did not see a soul for 3-days. It was about 20 miles of dirt road to get to the trailhead. We came up I-5 to Coming, got off at Coming and headed towards Paskenta (Ranger station) then headed up into Mendicino National Forest. Get good maps, there is a zillion forest roads out there and I recall the one we needed to take to get to the trailhead wasnt clearly marked.
Was plenty of water when I went, Not sure how it is now in the winter time.