Toured from the top of J7, up the hourglass to the negatives ridgeline. Then stripped the skins and traversed across San Joaquin mountain and over to the top of north bowl on Carson peak. Descended down north bowl and devils slide and returned to the June mtn parking lot via bike.
Trace amounts of new snow seen, starting around the base of the hourglass and slightly increasing to closer to 1cm near Carson peak
Solid freeze overnight led to a stout supportable crust on all elevations and aspects traveled today
This occasionally made skinning challenging and produced slide for life conditions in many areas making ski crampons and a whipit a great addition for todays route
Temperature crust was 10cm thick near the bottom of the devils slide with wet snow underneath
Large sastrugi textured snow was the primary texture covering most of the north facing terrain above 10K
In north bowl the sastrugi was softer than expected with some surface faceting likely doing work on the crust
Snow remained wintry on north aspects
No signs of instability seen in terrain above 8.5K today
Several recent debris piles from loose wet slides were observed on the decent down devils slide starting around 8500feet
All the debris was still frozen today around 130 pm and was likely from yesterday or the day before warm temps/wet precip
about 1-2cm of moist snow on the E/W aspects of devils slide below 8500feet
A fair number of rocks were also found on top of the snow in the lower half of the devils slide including a couple of sizable ones
Light , NE
Full sun from 8am-2pm with a few clouds on the horizon on the drive back around 3pm.
Calm winds during our travels with an occasional light NE breeze.