Just a quick note to say I was there this weekend and the wildflowers are in full bloom! I would also add that it was a sunny July Saturday and while there were a lot of people, we got a parking spot right away with no problem, and saw other people on the trail but not constantly. It was far less crowded than Paradise or Sunrise would be even though it was not complete solitude. There was some smoke and haze in the air but it only obscured more distant mountains and didn’t obscure our view of Mt Rainier at all. There were a ton of bugs though so make sure to wear long pants, long sleeves and bring your bug spray!