Steve and I headed up early because I had to be back in Boston early PM. We parked at Lafayette and headed up the trail toward Lonesome Lake, joining the Hi-Cannon trail to the summit.
We wore spikes and left the snow-shoes in the car which was correct. We brought Ice axes for an excuse to try them out. The pitch didn't really require it, so we did a little bushwhacking between switchbacks to get some grades that warranted using them.
Lots of good sliding on the way down which made for a quick trip.