Trouble was, I've never been there. So I didn't know (until this moment) how the crowd situation would be like. Nor do I know the mountain well enough to get away from the crowds if need be. Plus I thought it being so close to Albany it might be crowded.
Worse, I would be stuck in the worst of the gaper crowds, making wrong turn getting to it, trying to find where everything is in the holiday madness... I honestly didn't feel like going to a brand new mountain for the first time is the best thing to do on the biggest holiday weekend of the year.
With the snow in the forecast for Saturday, there maybe quite good xc skiing in the Gunks/Cats. No eighty dollar lift ticket nor hundred dollar motel. Sleep in my own bed and eat what I like instead of trying to find a table in a resturuant... kind of a no-brainer. Given the forecast, the snow will still be there next weekend, when the mountain will be empty like ghost towns.