I was up in Monache a few months ago (june or july) and there is one area where the road has gotten worse. If you know the road, there is a section with a bypass. One way is kind of steep and has a lot of smooth rocks, the bypass has always been easier. Now, the road has eroded around tree roots making the ascent (trip out) on the bypass side more difficult. Think I'll try the rocks next time.
I fished there when Deer hunting and did not like it too much. It used to be a lot better IMO. There are a whole bunch of those stupid sucker fish up there. I went up to the Golden Trout Wilderness and did not have much luck either. Those wild trout are much smarter up there!