No snow below 9K, little above that. Went fairly deep into the cave, very cool. Did a bit of bushwhacking at the top since there aren't anything other than cow trails. Nice open meadows and great views of Mosca and Guadalupe. Overall a nice easy hike with great weather.
Date something of a guess. My wife and I went by the cave, starting out from 4th of July. We found a mountain lion skull en route. The top was a beautiful place for lunch -- except there was a cow flop about every 3 feet.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe