LCW is typically the first area to melt out in the Colorado high country. Overall, CO is about two weeks behind the normal melt out. SOOOOO, if there was lots of snow in LCW over Mem. Day Wkd, when we went is a about right for a (mainly) snow free hike this year. That's my theory anyway..and I am sticking to it!!!!
*NEXT* weekend, (I have a wedding to go to Saturday), I plan on doing a mainly off-trail route in the LCW. We'll see! :)
DONDO: Yes indeed..I do indeed love it!!!