The gravel roads to the trailheads are full of potholes. Arrived at the Upper Trailhead around 930am, numerous cars already parked on the roads. There was a decent amount of snow/ice right before the upper trailhead parking lot so most people parked before it and walked to the trailhead. Bathroom was locked. Start of the trail was clear of snow. The switchbacks were a steady leg-burn. There were a few fallen trees on the trail. At the top of the switchbacks, there was snow. Most people took a break at the little stream at the bottom of the steep mountain climb. We didn't reach the summit. The climb was a little too challenging for our dog. Lots of people out climbing though, a few with dogs. Would recommend gear: ice cleats, poles, and/or an ice pick, waterproof pants and shoes. Did glissading on the way down but only halfway as there was a giant hole with rocks on the route of the glissading. Beautiful views from where we climbed. Didn't have any problems with bugs.