Funny thing, one of my clients was at my desk and I was talking about the JMT and she said her friend has been hiking it for the past 6 days and just resupplied at Reds.
She showed me photos that her friend had posted on facebook.
Thought I would relay what I saw:
Thousand Island Lakes...10k has snow on peaks behind it and large patches of snow around it.
Donahue Pass at 11k, more snow on the ground, but looked like large patches vs. completely covered over.
My client said her friend talking about all the sun and need for sunscreen.
No metion of bugs.