Solar warming - Backside of Mammoth

Back side of Dave's Run aka Visalia Bowl to Twin Lakes
Submission Info
Monday, March 1, 2021 - 2:30pm
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37° 37' 27.1056" N, 119° 1' 48.378" W
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Quick afternoon poke off the south side of mammoth to check on solar softening.  No surprise to find firm snow from 11,000’ down to 10,500’ on south facing slopes at  2:15pm  with the moderate SW winds blowing keeping things frozen at upper elevations. Below 10,500’ conditions transitioned fairly quickly from grabby railroad tracking to nice smooth corn to below 8500’.  At -10,200’ on a steep south facing roll the top 10cm of wet snow on a firm supportable crust was easily sloughed.  Poked a hole at 9,600’ on a SSE aspect and found again the top 10cm of wet grains ontop of a semifrozen supportable crust 3-4cm thick ontop of 25cms of moist snow to the ground. Air temp at 8,600’ at  2:45  was -0.5deg C.  Light to mod SW winds were blowing even at low elevations in unprotected open areas.

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