To make matters worse the little bit of snow that does melt turns into ice due to the night time temperatures falling below freezing. Most of the ice is visible, but some of it is so clear you do not see it until it's too late.
We hike Kraft Mtn. East Route and descended the north face with the new variation near the bottom. Everyone really liked this route. It's a longer hike, more scrambling and very little loose rock!
The good news is the temperatures are going to soar into the 60's this weekend. That will help a lot.