I'm also planning the Hunter Mountain trip for that weekend. We'll be starting early Friday, the 9th from Hwy 190. I'll be driving a Jeep Wrangler pulling an off-road teardrop trailer. The other vehicle with me will be a 2009 Tacoma 4x4. Obviously, we both have chains and are prepared to resort to Plan "B" if this doesn't look possible. We hope to make the Homestake Camp by the Racetrack on Friday night. We'll do Lippencott on Saturday, and spend that night at the springs. If the North Pass is clear by then, we'll head out that way on Sunday morning. Oterwise, Steele Pass beckons.
Plan "B" involves Panamint Springs Resort and lots of Arrogant Bastard Ale. I'll let you know how it turns out.