I rode through the skinny fingers of snow across the road and some safer off-camber stuff, but it was mostly hiking (I came from Minnesota, it's nothing).
Yesterday (5/17), I met some crestfallen gents somewhere above mile 13. They said they gave up at the 14 marker. According to my computer, it's passable to about 13.8 miles, and doing the math from a previous attempt, it means the snow retreated by about a mile in ten mostly hot days.
Since the county is talking about a June reopening
, there might be a few days of freedom from cars beyond the gate.
…and may I suggest the side trips on lower LMR? The Hurlburt/Louden/Deverell approach in particular is beautiful, challenging, and quiet.