And you guys were pretty lucky there was only 1 1/2feet of snow on the ground. I've maintained "the logbook" on top of Mt. Frissell for over 20 years. I've been up there without snowshoes when the snow was crusted over and when I would break through, the snow was hip-depth; I still didn't touch the ground with my feet!!! I estimated snow depth at four feet at that time. You've got to have lots of determination at times to be up there. Some people think it's only a hill and afterwards realize it's not easy as expected. Glad to hear you made it. I'll be up there in about two weeks, so if I don't see you then, Happy Trails! Sincerely, Ted Rybak.