Cool temperatures overnight allowed surfaces to refreeze. A frosty morning to start the day quickly lead to mild temperatures that felt warm in the direct sun. However, areas in the shade felt chilly and upper elevations in the direct sun still held snow in the trees when I left at noon.
Chilly, moderate winds picked up in the afternoon, and clouds were building over the higher peaks.
Older loose avalanche debris was visible in steep northerly terrain.
I went for a hike up Eightmile Road in the Icicle Creek drainage to look at upper elevations and observe how the sun affected the recent snow. I found 5-8 inches of snow on Eightmile road in shady locations that were still cold and dry, while areas in the sun were melted to bare ground.
A thin snowpack still exists below 4500ft, especially on southern slopes. Surprisingly, I found little evidence of wet loose avalanche activity, even on slopes baking in the direct sun.