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.
"As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls."