We headed up to 12,397′ Dunderberg Peak, CA from Mammoth on Saturday. We met up with a terrific cast of characters and had an incredible time.
About 4-8″ of new snow coated the mountain and a thick fog we hoped would lift clung to the mountain like glue all day.
The new snow allowed skinning directly to the summit with no boot-packing.
The chute off the north side of the peak had great snow and skied very well. It would have been wild if there had been visibility, but it was still damn fun.
From the bottom of the chute we traversed some flats in a blinding fog to another very long chute with great snow and called it a day.
There is snow right to the base of the southern side of Dunderberg on the Virginia Lakes rd. right now.
Travertine and Buckeye hot springs are also in good form right now.