There was supposedly only about 3" of new snow, but all of the tracks above Lone Pine Lake were gone. I did my usual traverse across direct to Tral Camp and then climbed the bowl up to Trail Crest. Calf-deep post-holing for about 1000', because I had dropped my snowshoes down at the bottom of the slope when I hit some hard snow.
Once up on the crest, it was snowing lightly, but the forecast winds were not happening (just occasional puffs), so it wasn't too bad. The main part of the storm seemed to stick to the north. Mark's summit thermometer was reading 32 degrees.
On the way down below Trail Camp, I wasn't paying attention and lost my tracks, following a set that took me down to Mirror Lake and Bighorn Park. I had had enough when I got done with the walk across the meadow and headed down via the "Gully Shortcut." I was back at my stuck car by around 7:00pm, so the climb took about 11 1/2 hours (which surprised me - I would have thought it was a LOT longer than that).
I was just going to sleep in the car and dig it out in the morning, but heard something about snow down to the valley floor during the 7:45pm weather forecast (I was probably halucinating.), so I got dressed, dug the car out and drove home.