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.
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