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Location (general area)
Mt. San Gorgonio North face
Road conditions to area
clear and dry
Not taken roughly low 40's
Scattered clouds (3/8 to 4/8)
Light (1-16mph Flags/twigs in motion)
Wind direction in degrees
wind was much stronger at summit
11cm to 50 cm variable
Boot/ Ski penetration
4cm to none
Activity, recent avalanches
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks, collapsing
Obvious avalanche path
The surface snow is turning to corn but still mixed with icy patches. Due to the cloud cover was not significant warming to truly soften the snow.
I did several quick pits on the way up no full data pits.
-Surface - corn and crust
-Upper layer about 15cm well consolidated
-Below this loose rounding facets
-Below this layer to ground loose rounds and many areas had
no rounding facet layer
Lots of melt out snow only holding on higher elevation northern aspects.
Most snow areas remaining are melted out near the summits.
There's still plenty of snow on the northern drainages, and with the warming we had after this visit a good chance of more corn. The run was fun mixed crust and corn.
Mt Jepson is holding good snow on the northern slopes as well.
A second hand report from a hiker on the trail out had encountered 2 splitboarders the had road Jepson bowl and reported icy conditions.
The season is not done yet but the best bet is higher elevation Northern aspects in the San Bernardino's since the got more snow all season long.
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San Gorgonio north face
Mt Jepson northern aspects