Thanks for your advice, everyone.
We weren't going to go all the way to Cerro Gordo, but at least make it up on the top of the range for the views. So since it's on short notice I don't want to encroach on the property.
Our plan at this point is to head into Saline Valley from the north first, then take the south pass and explore the Lee's Flat area a little bit, heading north west on White Mtn. Talc Road. We only have the weekend, so I am not sure how far we'll actually get.
We do have 4x4, so washouts are usually fun
What I am worried about coming up the west route is the long steep uphill which seems to make our good old Mothership overheat... One of the things on the list to remediate!
Again, you guys rock. Thanks for sharing the knowledge!