I went from the South Fork Trailhead to Dry Lake last Friday. The trail was pretty much snow covered, but it was very thin in places and starting to melt out in the areas with good sun exposure. The bushes (manzanita and chinquapin) were not completely covered with snow; so in the bushy areas the trail was the way to go. I don't ski, but I did have snowshoes with me. I did not need them until after the Dry Lake/Dollar Lake junction when I went up the drainage gully to Dry Lake. The South Fork Meadows south of the Dry Lake/Dollar Lake did not have good snow coverage and the bushes were still very visible; so going that way up to Christmas Tree Hill or Charlton wasn't an option, but there was probably enough snow to go up in the trees to the Dollar Lake area and maybe higher. There wasn't a lot of snow up high on the north slope of San Gorgonio. Anyway, a few more inches fell this week up there, but it's probably still not primo conditions for skiing. At the same time, you could probably do a little wandering around in the areas that do have enough coverage. It's been cold so it's not melting off that fast.
Take a look at this webcam:http://www.bensweather.com/webcams/cam_2.jpg
My pics from last Friday: http://kathywing.smugmug.com/California ... &k=3G3622N