Mammoth South Side Softening

Viaslia Bowl down to Twin Lakes
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Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 1:00pm
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37° 37' 28.4268" N, 119° 1' 48.8964" W
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Skiied off the backside of Mammoth on a due south slope at 1pm to check on surface softening from solar input. Blue skies, light winds, above freezing temperatures.  

From 11,000' to 8600' on southerly aspects on shallow surface moistening/softening, slopes remaining totally suportable except for right near large rock outcrops in the sun below 9000' where the isothermal melt-freeze large grained snow softened a bit deeper, but not to concerning levels.  Nice fun turns, slightly crunchy up higher, more smooth down lower.  Around 10,800' lies a band of many bare patches where previous winds were strongest stripping snow away, and sun melt finished it off.             

-At 9,675' on SSE aspect at 1pm: 1.5°C(35°F), 2cm ski penitration/6-8cm boot pen, very light SE breeze.    

-At 8650', 1:30pm: 3.5°C(38°F).



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