Mammoth Rock Bowl

SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
Mammoth Rock Bowl
Submission Info
Forecaster
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 3:30pm
Red Flags: 
Obvious avalanche path
Mammoth Rock Bowl 37° 36' 48.96" N, 118° 59' 38.76" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Lower elevations below Mammoth Rock (Trailhead up to ~ 9000) - snow depth varies considerably with elevation, lowest elevations plenty of objective hazards lurking just below the surface, especially where tree cover is thicker or slopes exposed to prevailing winds. Above ~9300, obvious avalanche activity, possibly from the Mid December cycle, now partially obscured by the latest storm  (12/23-24/2016). Mid to upper elevations coverage is good, skiing is overall good. Stability test - CTH21,23,25, Q3, @ 105 cm. No recent avalanches visible, small isolated wind slabs possible along exposed ridgetops and in and around terrain features, and vertical crests. Current faceting in the upper snowpack is making for good skiing now but is worth noting and watching as it gets buried. 

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
None

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