We encountered two problems in this late Spring snowshoe:
1. Trail hard to stay on -- after taking the right at the lake, we lost the trail. There are no blue diamonds to help lead the way. Luckily, after wandering a bit, we found the trail because snow had melted off some of the trail. [Snow level was at 4,000, so we started to find snow right after the lake.]
2. On the west side of the trail, there is a wicked cross-slope which proved too much for us. It's very steep, and we could see where one could loose there footing and slide for an awefully long distance. In the end, we deemed it too dangerous.
Looking at the map, we definately were on the trail shown. I was tempted to try a more frontal assault from the lake, but I could see where that was also dangerous. In the end, we turned around and abandoned our attempt.