Here's an update from Neal Taylor, caretaker at Barr Camp:
"We only received about 14” of snow from the last storm. For the last couple of days we have had sunshine but the wind has been kicking up. No one has been up toward the summit yet. It looks like the wind might be blowing snow off the rocks so there are probably clear rocks with very deep snow in between.
Most hikers to Barr Camp have been very surprised at how long it is taking them to get here. Almost double their normal times. The trail is becoming well traveled to here so snow shoes are not really a requirement but could be a personal preference.
Merry Christmas and Happy Trails,
Teresa and Neal"