Naturally I went. I parked at the church but you can totally drive up. I parked because there were a ton of people around and I wasn't sure if I could drive or not. While I was grumpily hiking up there were a few cars that came and went, but I was grateful for the exercise. I went around 730 am and the light was just peaking over the mountains. It was lovely, and I pretty much had the place to myself.
It was magical and I suggest everyone go!