Hi all - I've returned. The gate at the trailhead is open, was opened the day we got there 5/12. All trails are open and conditions were perfect weather wise. We turned around at the top of new army pass as snow and ice were covering the trail from about 50ft below the ridgeline. We didnt risk going over without ice axes and more experience. We turned around and explored the entirety of the cottonwood lakes basin and had a blast. It seemed perople were going up old army from the foot traffic around CW lake 3 early in the am. Id imagine conditions would be worse on that trail. Fishing was awesome as well, caught about 10 nice goldens. Horseshoe meadows road is in great shape, no concerns in getting to the trailhead. Hopefully I can post some pictures later.