There are a variety of observations to report today.
Compression tests and extended column tests failed on depth hoar yesterday on north facing slope at above 10,000 ft yesterday.
Wet loose snow avalanche activity calmed down on Thursday in the Negatives and the Mammoth Basin with no recent wet snow activity observed.
Skiing and riding conditions are generally good in alpine terrain but travel through mid elevation mush is tedious and slow.
A temperature profile in a pit dug at 10,500 ft below the Mammoth Crest yesterday show the upper 12 to 14 inches of the snowpack was 32F (0C). This snow was deposited at the end of March. Below the new snow/old snow interface to 40 inches down ( 1 meter) snow temps ranged from -2 to -4C. The total snowpack depth was 7 ft (215 cm).