It was a fun day hiking in the various conditions!! Everything from red clay like mud, to slush, to ice, to a few inches of snow, to trying not to slide with sand ontop of rock = unpredictable ball-bearing like surface that "could" be fine, or... not so much!!
I bought those "Yaktrax" diamond shaped spikes - well worth the $40, especially on those big step downs where - things could go very bad!!
So if you visit in dec-feb - don't forget your spikes!! What's funny is outside of the devils garden, from distance - you won't see any snow and think: "what winter!?" - but the trail there is mostly in the shadows and therefor tends to retain the snow/ice/fun!
The snow ads something special to it, gorgeous.