As of July 4, the road to Johnston Ridge is open. The Observatory is closed and there are porta-potties in the parking lot.
Lots of flowers are in bloom, and the paintbrush are near peak. There are a couple small snow patches along the trail between the first views of St Helens Lake and Coldwater Peak. One short patch is on a steep slope; there's a decent boot path, but a misstep here would not be good. I was glad to have my poles. I've included a photo of it.
There are a lot of caterpillar cocoons in bushes along the lower part of the trail on the way to Harry's Ridge. Keep an eye out to avoid any unwanted hitchhikers.