Our group toured in the Mammoth Knolls today, trying to find some corn skiing on solar aspects while tracking surface and weather conditions as we changed aspects and time.
-1115am: 8150', ESE aspect. Sky=FEW, Wind= Light NE, Boot pen = 3cm. No temps taken.
-1215pm: 8600', SE aspect. Sky=FEW, Wind= Light NE. BP= 8cm. Tair= 1.5c. Tsurf= 0c
-1:30pm: 8650, S aspect. Sky FEW, Wind=Light SW. BP=5cm. Tair= 1.5c, Tsurf=0c.
Pleasant, supportable skiing was found below 8600 with no breakable crust encountered. By 2pm SE aspects were getting pretty soft, and it became easy to cut small loose wet slides on test slopes. No other sign of instability observed in this area.