Four Pass Loop - Maroon Bells


I am planning a backpacking trip to hike the Maroon Bells on the weekend of August 9th. Here are a few questions I have that I was hoping someone with recent/local knowledge can share with me…

  1. What are the trails like? Are they covered in snow? Mud? All clear?
  2. What are the conditions of the 4 passes on this loop? Any sketchy areas? Does it feel safe?
  3. Do I need to bring micro-spikes and/or ice ax?

I just want to make sure that I bring the proper equipment and want to know what kind of conditions I will be facing.

Thanks for your help!