The trail up to the lake is only 2 miles but it will still be winter up there and the elevation gain is about 1,000 feet. The elevation of the lake is over 11,000.
The basic plan is to spend the night in a beautiful winter setting, wake up to the sun rising over Wheeler Peak (or close to it) and enjoy nature.
Snow shoes and gaiters or snow pants will probably be required and microspikes or equivalent recommended. High temps at the lake in the high 50s and lows in the mid 20s.
We should be able to get water from the stream coming out of the lake but be prepared to melt and boil snow for water if need be.