Drove up, bad weather was coming in with lightning so did not stay long at all. Tried to camp on ridge below summit (good camp before final uphill push) but rain did not stop and rest of my party wanted out of there.
A downed tree (which had apparently only fallen within the past week) prevented driving progress at nearly 4550' elevation. It was a tad disheartening, as there were no other road obstacles (downed trees or snowpack) for at least another 1-to-1.5 miles... which my car could have easily driven. There were multiple large trees across the road on the upper half of our jaunt. Consistent snow started at 5700' elevation, but nothing that would prevent hiking progress.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."