Here is an image captured 7-06-06 to show you the snow left. You should avoid the snow when it is above or near steep
slopes since it can be very slippery. You could go a long way the wrong way. There should be a clear path up shortly after this
picture was taken. This was taken from the intersection of Elks Club and Highway 50. In the route up, and the route down to
the unnamed lake you should stay in the trees. They are often (not always) a sign of the easiest route.