Once again, the New Years El Camino Diablo trip didn't pan out for me. And once again, the alternative turned out just fine (KofA last year and Anza Borrego this year).
Thanks again Doug for providing advice and resources for AB.
I picked up a detailed hardcopy map and have GPS trail coordinates if anybody plans a trip there.
Here's a link to a Blogger trip report, if interested in photos and more details:
http://dirkvandyke.blogspot.com/2015/01 ... -snow.html