The best laid plans...
... usually weren't laid that well, after all, were they?
These photos are from an attempt to hike up to Lake Como and make camp on the evening of Friday, February 12, then snag Blanca Peak and hike out Saturday.
We were two hours late to the trailhead and weren't able to drive up higher than 8000'. We hiked to 9300' and pitched our tents along the Lake Como road. Next morning we decided to abandon our plans to summit and attempted a leisurely hike to Lake Como. Deep snow slowed us tremendously and, not feeling it necessary to return in the dark, we turned back ~1 mile short of the lake.
... and certainly don't account for car trouble!
But that's a whole different story.