I’m planning on hiking this route in two days starting May 18th 2019. It’ll be my first time. I know there was a decent amount of snowfall and I’m curious as to what the trail conditions are. I have crampons and an ice axe ready (as well as satellite phone and gps tracker). I know more people are hiking the Vivian Creek trail and are posting a lot of updates on the status of the trail. I’m wondering if it’d be safer to just hike that trail. More traffic on a snow covered trail means it’ll be easier to identify. Planning to call the Ranger station when it opens on Thursday. However, any information I can get now would be much appreciated. Thank you!!!