Here is a photo of the top of the east ridge from Memorial Day weekend 2008. That year there was no snow to east lake, and solid snow from not too far from the base of the east ridge.
I was up Copper Creek last weekend from Roads End. There is a hell of a lot of snow up on the Sphinx Side. If you want an easier hike in east side is probably the way to go. It is very mild to get to the photo as sharperblue stated.
Also- not sure how the Bubbs creek crossing will be, but when I went the Ranger told us it couldnt be done- that horses couldnt do it. We ignored him and it was very fast, and little over knee deep, and COLD. But not an issue. If it is when you go, theres a wider, slower portion in an open area downstream.