Warm in sunlight (40s) but stayed around freezing in the valley bottom, in shaded areas where I spent most of my time.
Several large old avalanches were visible on surrounding higher peaks, including one climax avalanche on Morning Star Peak, just barely visible in the photo running over the hiking/access trail. A few glide cracks/avalanches were visible on Sperry Peak's obvious rock faces as well.
The snowpack remained locked up today in areas that I traveled, except on steep, exposed south facing slopes, where a few inches of the surface softened but remained supportable on foot. I found supportable knife-hard crusts 4 inches+, with moist, loose melt forms beneath that layer. The snow base was 2-3 feet deep where I travelled. Along the road (at the bottom of the valley) I found large, needlelike surface hoar present in all open areas (1800-2000ft). It is unknown how widespread the layer is.