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Observations

Region: Hatcher Pass
Location: $1000 Run, Quake Day
Observer:
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Route & General Observations

Road Observations, Hike up Fishhook-Willow road, cross creek, up $1000 Run to 3706′, descend $1000 Run

Avalanche Details

Observer Comments

Did NOT observe any avalanches triggered by recent earthquake 7.2

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

Recent Avalanches?NoCollapsing (Whumphing)?YesCracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes

Observer Comments

Small, shallow, collapses, shooting cracks <10' long, on 35*, E, 3500' on old, soft, weak, wind slab over rounding BSH, over MF crust, down 5-10cm,

Weather

Weather

Sky=Few 10am>Scattered>Broken S-1, light flurries, 2pm
Wind calm
Temp -7.7*C at 3700'

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

1/2"-3" new snow over MF crust
Most of the crust I skied on today was supportable. Unsupportable, breakable crust exists in specific locations

Snowpack

LOW COVERAGE, HS 2-29" @ 3000ยด-3706', East to South Facing
A generally shallow snowpack with dust sitting on crust over a sandwich of crusts and facets, sitting on weak, basal facets (2.0mm rounding)
Specific areas of isolated, small, old, soft wind slab sitting on rounding BSH 4.0mm, reactive to skiers weight, cracks <10', 5-10cm deep over crust. Some isolated, small, wind slab cracking deeper, down 15cm on faceted layer under crusts.

Photos & Video

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