The cactus were blooming and there were other signs of Spring.
In the morning I tried ascending the hill but the snow was thick on the road.
Off the pavement all was gumbo. I found a shoulder that enabled me to keep an eye on the valley below and....
Around 2:00 p.m. I tried again. It had lifted some and I think I attained the crest, but the snow was coming down so hard I turned tail. The photo below was taken several hundred feet lower in elevation.
I camped somewhere near Bluff.