The trip started out bad and ended in failure. Tried to get to planned entry point #14, ended up getting stuck in the snow. The previous day 12+ inches of snow had fallen. Ended up entering #15 at dark. decided to spend the night in the truck. In the morning ate breakfast and loaded gear. before I set out on the trail my snowshoes Both broke. I hadn't even left the parking lot. So I tried it without snowshoes and only made it in 1/2 mile before calling it quits. To save what was left of the day. I decided to just day hike the trail to get myself familiar with the area and terrain. After hiking thru the snow I realised that even if my snowshoes hadn't broke they probably wouldn't have been much better. If I want to hike this area in the winter I'm going to need larger snowshoes. Other than that the area is beautiful and weather was great. Temp was -4 in the morning and 5 at noon. No wind in the am with it changing to light in the afternoon.