The Lake Brainard area was still closed to vehicles at the lower gate. This was awesome news to us. We unloaded the mountain bikes and biked from the winter closure to Brainard Lake and up to the Audubon trailhead. From there we we did an a-frame and hiked to 13k on the summit of Audubon. The couloir didn’t have snow to the ridge so we had to downclimb Audubon which was completely unfun. Eventually we made it to the snowfield.