Fire4x4 wrote: If your thinking of making a go at it, be prepared for full on snow conditions from the cabin on. HIGHLY suggest snowshoes, i wouldn't even consider it with out them. It was one helluva approach.
Them "Low Snowpack Years" will do that to ya each and every time.
The photo below was taken in late June of 2007. A year where less than 200" total snow fell on the Eastside Sierra per LADWP:
Just goes to show ya that different locations in the SIerra will indeed have different "snowpack" conditions and that one should always be prepared for them.