there was very little snow up there. a few icy patches (less than 10' in length) and some extremely minor snow pack in the shaded areas. the only place that got me worried at first was that last decent toward the mud hole just before the lake trailhead. it was all snowpacked as that part of the road is in shade. nothing too scary in hindsight.
c-c-c-c-cold and windy up at the lake.