My partner got a backcountry permit for Little Lakes (for Bear Creek Spire) this weekend but he can't make it. My name is on the permit so I could use it. I'm on the fence but tentatively thinking about the North Arete or Northeast ridge. Probably would go something like 1) Friday night drive from Bay area over Tioga to the East side, 2) pick up permit early Saturday and hike in and set up camp, maybe do some scouting or easy scrambling, 3) alpine start on Sunday for the Spire, 4) drive home Sunday afternoon. PM me if interested.
If anybody has any conditions info that would be cool too.