How much snow was that? (In late September, I note.)
I remember post-holing up my hip pretty easily near this saddle, so probably around 4-5 feet(!) in spots, especially where it was carried by the wind. I definitely was not expecting this amount of snow during the fall, and it definitely caught me off guard without skis or snowshoes which would've made life much easier. But the sun came out and rewarded me with some great lighting behind the clouds. Sometime I'll have to post more photos from that hike, it was a perfect day to be out...
Thank you for the great comments.