Snow shoed all the way up. It would be a terrible trip if you don't use snow shoes. Snow was powdery with a thin icy crust on the top. Long day hike. We had to park on the road where 46 turns off to go over the bridge. We walked the 46 road to the trailhead 1330 once we were 200 feet past the trail marker we were unable to locate the trail due to the fresh snow. So.... we made are own . The weather was perfect the view is amazing 360*. Well worth the hike in. We left the car at 8AM and returned at 5PM.
Route up/down: trail head 1330. Then made our own
Snow and ice on the trail. Long day...We left at 8ish from the trailhead, took an excursion from the trail to look for the Honeymoon mine that we were unable to locate. There were several spots that were covered in ice on the way up so be careful. We ate a snack at the lake then headed up the mountain. There was a clear trail in the snow all the way to the summit. To reach the summit you have to trek a long way cross-country gradually climbing up to get to the true summit. We did not get back to the car until 5:30.
Route up/down: Lake Serene trail