My family and I spent Sat-Sun in the Rock Creek area and went hiking up N Fork Big Pine Creek trail Monday. Hwy 120 was open for business, though was a bit slick at high altitude from freezing rain on Monday night. On Saturday morning, as we drove by, Tuolumne meadows had a solid snow cover, but it was melting through in spots by Monday night. There was a few inches of snow at Rock Creek Lake at 9200' Saturday and it was cold at night (mid teens F) but warmed up to the 50s Sunday and snow was melting fast. The road up to Saddlebag Lake was clear Saturday and lots of people were fishing, though there was more than a foot of snow and snowshoes were needed to get far from the parking lot. At Mosquito Flat trail head (10200') the snow started immediately on the Little Lakes valley trail but was sufficiently packed that people in low cut shoes were doing fine (though I would guess had wet feet) at least to the South end of Chickenfoot Lake. I talked to a couple different parties who had made plans to climb peaks in the area (Abbot, Dade) but who had been turned around by snow, however. On Monday the N Fork Big Pine trail was clear of snow up to the top of Second Falls (9300') where we turned around. The streams were beautiful and running fast from the snow melt, and the Little Lakes and Palisades peaks were particularly beautiful with all the snow on them. Even our 10 year old girl, who claims to hate hiking, was wowed by the scenery and is looking forward to doing some backpacking up these trails next summer. I'll see if we have any good photos (kids took lots) and if so post them tonight.