during the brief recovery, Dave communicated that he could barely make it up 40 to Genessee, but managed to persevere and make personal contact with a state patrol, who pointed back down the hill. So apparently Evergreen was closed this morning, at least from I-70 and US40, and probably just as well that we didn't try from the Kerr Gulch side. Martin was monitoring all of this as well, so he turned down 74 and ended up following the group back down the canyon, where we met up with Dave at the original meeting place, Mathews-Winters parking lot.
The breakfast buffet was adequate, albeit a little light on flare since no one wanted to deal with stoves or anything. Gmann brought a ham, which was very tasty as well as punfully appropriate, we also had coffee, juice, turnovers, and french toast that was cooked on the the engine, which proved to be the kid favorite.
edit: and since it was snowing/raining sideways, that tarp proved to be a very nice barricade..