Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 1:30pm
We ski toured up the road and out the summer mountain bike/hike trail to look at the terrain below Mammoth Rock. At times we were skinning along with only 5-10cm of stiff wind board between our skis and the ground. Thin and variable thickness of the snow covering the ground was evident. The wind effect of the surface snow was hard to avoid.
Touring for the sake of it is fine in the Sherwins right now, but if you are looking for good snow then this is not the place. Our plan is to tour in the Lakes Basin tomorrow and the expectation is similar riding conditions. If you are looking for downhill skiing then Mammoth Mountain is probably your best bet.
Fingers crossed for more snow soon!