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.
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."