Excellent day hike close to Winthrop township, completed in mid-June. Some snow up around 6,900+ feet, but only in light patches and it didn't exceed 1 foot deep. No special gear was needed. We completed this hike very comfortably in 3 hours. The trail rewards you with excellent views halfway up, and a stellar overlook at the top. The beginning is mild, the middle section is a steep slog, and it ends with a mild graded finish towards the top. Great hike!