I've been watching the snow depth daily numbers from the Water Resources people, and I am watching one specific location in order to see the trend. Just within the last week there has been an increase in the melt rate, partly due to the warmer weather.
If you are choosing one location to watch the data, it might be best to choose one nearby and on the same side of the mountains. Kaiser Pass and Kearsarge Pass are not.
Also, one person might have seen 12 feet of snow in a drift, and that surely doesn't mean a consistent 12 feet of snow over a wide area, nor will that last very long.
One area of interest to me didn't look like it would be passable until the end of July, based on the trend as of June 15. Based on the current trend, it should be passable by July 15. This is good news.
Keep in mind that the streams will be running dangerously high.