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Location (general area)
San Jacinto Mtns above 8000'
Road conditions to area
Clear. Humber Park in Idyllwild is holding ice in the parking lot.
35F on summit
clear (no clouds)
Light (1-16mph Flags/twigs in motion)
Wind direction in degrees
Aspect in degrees
Boot/ Ski penetration
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks. collapsing
Obvious avalanche path
Climbed Mt San Jacinto from Idyllwild. Firm and fast hard packed ice before 11am. Obvious freeze/melting cycles. Slushy in places in the afternoon.
Snow is constant on north aspects to 6700', and patchy on South aspects above 9000'.
Western side of the range is holding more snow than eastern side. Some north aspects are holding slick ice all day. Summit (10,834') has about 19" of snowpack currently.
Crampons/spikes are required. Ice axe is optional.
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