Yeah, I've been looking at doing a trip to the La Salles for some backcountry touring and camping. From what I've read, winter access is very limited to none. The terrain just like in your picture is supposed to be very wide open too. With the continental type snowpack in the area, makes for a dangerous snowpack. So spring seems to be the time to hit it, when you can play the freeze/thaw game. Spring also happens to be the time that I start getting tired of waking up earlier and earlier to get out safely. Especially when the rock let's you have a late start and a good time too.