Well my question was answered, so thanks to those who responded.
Anyhow, my purpose of asking here was to get opinions/experiences. Never having been up in the Sierras at that time of year, I was concurrently checking weather history, trips reports, etc. I suppose I could have waited till I'd done more research myself, but I would have ended up answering my own questions and not having an excuse to engage the boards here.
It seems that in general people on BPL don't mind repetition too much, often happy to give a response, rather than typical internet forum speak like "read the faq" or "use the search." But if the preferred etiquette is to not ask a question until you've exhausted other options, I won't rock the boat in the future.