I had one guy over on my side with beagle dogs running snowshoe rabbits. He told me he jumped one. I originally thought they where bear dogs while I was hiking. I was just waiting for a black bear to come zooming by. Then the further I got up the trail, which was tight, bushy, muddy, and sun in my eye's, the more I thought of running upon a bear with an arrow stuck in it and grumpy. Saw multiple sized bear tracks and scat. I turned after my mind got the best of me.
And yes, I bet the temps on the Sods got lower. I wouldn't be surprised if you saw upper teens. I love this time of year. My trip was kind of last second also, it was one of those, hey, I'm heading out trips.