Just came down from Bear Creek Spire. The North arete still has a bunch of snow on it, e.g. the belay ledges on the first pitches.
Snow gets pretty postholey in the afternoon, especially on the descent to Dade Lake. Snow starts at Gem Lakes. Water is accessible at Dade Lake.
We also found an ice axe on the route, send me a message with a description, if it's yours.