December 22, 2022
December 24, 2022
Everett Phillips | ESAC Forecaster
Zone or Region:
San Joaquin Ridge - clouds and warming
Toured from June Mountain to Mammoth Mountain via the San Joaquin ridge to get a handle on surface conditions on a variety of aspects and elevations.
- Above treeline wind board, sastrugi and bare ground are the primary surfaces.
- Near treeline there is still soft snow on E, NE, and SE slopes. Look for sheltered locations and moderate slope angles.
- Below treeline warming had little effect on surface snow in this area above 9500′. Some crusts around trees from drips and on solar slopes with steeper slope angles.