Took southern route up into the bowl and worked our way back north before finally finding a trail. This trail seriously disappears more than it appears. About 15 minutes of hail on the way to the summit which stopped abruptly 10 meters from the top :) Beautiful views all around and worth the trouble, but the lack of real trails around treeline made this very difficult. I think going up the trail at the right of the parking area might be easier, then moving along the Continental Divide Trail instead.
"So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life."
--Peter Gibbons (Office Space)