When I dropped in from Rainbow Point there was a lot of snow on the north facing slopes. Several times I was hip deep. After about 5 miles there wasn't anymore snow on the trail. I saw two parties of 3 until I got close to the Queens Garden and then it was slammed with people.
There were two small creeks where I refilled my bladder. I carried 2L of water and ended up consuming about 4L. Without the creeks this would have been really tough. I'd double check that those are flowing before you head into this, or just carry more water than I did.