Hiked this trail on Tuesday (10/16). Did all but 1/2 a mile of this out and back trail and saw no one!! Really pretty hike but ran into thigh high snow at the top and turned back before I reached the lake. Was really disappointed I didn’t make it to the destination but since I couldn’t find the trail up top for all the snow, I felt it was best to turn back for safety reasons. Fell into deep pockets of snow several times. I’ll do this one again a little earlier in the year!