OK, so not really a massacre. But the day did not start well for our group and fortunately things got better with enough daylight for a bail-out peak. Mount Hyak fit the bill, despite low clouds obstructing any views from the mountain. Easy snowshoe.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe