We were 3 people that went up the mountain yesterday, 6/28.
1. Update on snow at the cables: its clear and not a hazard anymore
. You can easily walk up and down on one side on solid rock (going up, cables on right). I would guess the remaining snow on this section will be all clear in next 10 days max.
2. absolutely no snow anywhere, ex small parts where you have no real exposure or risk of fall. So you definitely don't need spikes.
3. Given the low snow-pack, what surprised us was the amount of water still on the trail. The usual approach to Outpost had decent water and very surprisingly decent amount of water coming down the switchbacks, till the cables, so about midway. This is nothing you need to worry about but just need to be more alert. This should hopefully stop soon, but if you reach switchbacks pre-7am then expect this water to be frozen, so need to be a little alert going up. Coming down by 11am everything melts.
4. Hiking poles are a blessing and their use can keep your feet dry through the whole trip.