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Observations

Region: Hatcher Pass
Location: Friendship Pass
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Route & General Observations

Melt/freeze crust now firm and supportable, but you can poke a ski pole through it. Several inches of fluff on top. Numerous natural avalanches in the entire Hatcher area, especially on S/SW slopes and gullies on nearly all aspects. These appear to have run yesterday. Fairly large Size 1-1.5 on lookers right of Friendship pass, with crown visible from High Grade area

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

Recent Avalanches?YesCollapsing (Whumphing)?NoCracking (Shooting cracks)?No

Observer Comments

Numerous natural avalanches

Weather

Weather

Bluebird.

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

Several inches of nice powder on top of melt/freeze.

Snowpack

No whumphing or shooting cracks but I stayed 25 degrees or less

Photos & Video

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