Mammoth Area- Hammil bowl area -snow conditions

Hammil Bowl area
Submission Info
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 3:15pm
Mammoth crest 37° 34' 44.9652" N, 119° 0' 4.6296" W
Snowpit Observations
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I took a tour up through the Lake Mary trees and part way up the Mammoth Crest in the Hammil bowl area.  There was a slight temperature crust with melt freeze grains on the surface throughout the trees except in the highest reaches on due north aspects above 10000ft. Easterly aspects below tree line had horrible breakable crust conditions and the alpine terrain above tree line was pretty haggard. Obviously there is just not much snow and its old and tired. Snow depths within the trees were minimal, averaging around 30-60cm, but very supportable and nice to ski where it hadn’t been hit by the sun. Alpine surfaces are struggling and a mixed bag between firm wind board and shallow faceted textured areas where one is likely to find a rock.

Found a robust and strong structure where I dug a pit, but spatial variability is extreme. The meat of the pack where I dug was solid pencil hardness. I did not get any results on CT and ECT tests. Dead calm, no wind where I was late morning another spectacular sunny day—again.

Snow pit @ 10,390ft, 25 NE Aspect, 30deg slope

HS: 105cm



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