Snow near Canyon Creek Pillar (near Hope Y junction) at ~700' changed from boot top penetration at 1 pm to knee to thigh deep penetration at 4 pm on solar S and E aspects. Boot penetration on N and W aspects was generally supportable at 1 pm, changing to ankle deep by 4 pm. The top 1' of the snowpack on S and E solar aspects was wet, developed melt freeze grains, with large corn grains in the top few inches. The top 4" of the snowpack on N and W aspects was a moist melt freeze crust on N and W aspects.
Tenderfoot: 1-3" of near surface facets on N and W aspects from 1400'-2800'. Above 2800' the snow became more variable and crusty. We skied part of a Southerly aspect at around 2500' that ranged from stout melt freeze crust on lower angle surfaces to soft and melted melt freeze crust in steeper areas more affected by the sun.