Morning snow is still very hard and easy to traverse. Around noon it starts to soften and quickly becomes messy at lower elevations. We did not need snowshoes regardless, but would have preferred to start earlier than 9am. Even still, quick and enjoyable trip.
Lots of social trails. Hard to follow summer trench after the glacier. We constantly found ourselves to the NE of the trail until we reconnected around 12,600'. Much easier on the way down when we followed the GPS and stayed west (more rock allowed us to avoid the warming snow).
Only a couple of other people on the mountain enjoying the perfect weather.