Pilot Peak is closer to the cabin and generally reflects the weather better, but often Gold Lake is a more accurate sensor and its records go farther back. Pilot Peak is about 7.5 miles northeast of the cabin, on the crest. Gold Lake is about 15 miles east of the cabin, over the crest.
Taken from the California Department of Water Resources Division of Flood Management Data Exchange Center.
Also, take a look at the snow videos from my webcam.