I didnt know what to expect for the route, but in hind site Joey would have definitely been there had I known how it was going to be. Headlamp, pack (with a beer or two) and all. Maybe he'll make the fall outing.
I think we are going to go for a day hike up in the Pioneers this weekend and get some ideas for the coming weeks once I get a feel for the snow levels and conditions up there. From a distance they looked pretty well covered still when I drove back down highway 20 to Boise.