Parked .6 miles from summer trailhead. Will still be a month or more before you can drive to the summer TH. Drive to where we parked was on mud. No 4wd needed.
Snow conditions were miserable. Postholed to the lake wearing 30" snowshoes. Snow is rotten everywhere. A pair of skiiers skinned along slightly better than we did on shoes, but were still very slow and had to re-skin a lot.
We put up a good booter between the four of us so that others can hopefully enjoy some of our packed out posthole steps.
We‘ll be back in about a month ---