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Observations

Region: Hatcher Pass
Location: Gov't Pk, SE ridge ~2850', SE aspect (location pin not working-ignore it)
Observer: Anonymous
Date:

Route & General Observations

Whoomph and multiple cracks shooting 30+ feet on a rumply, alder-patched slope averaging high 20’s. 5 Feb brief morning drizzle crust on settled powder. No formal tests, felt like a rotten bottom snowpack with discontinuous old wind slabs in the middle. Got the collapse and cracks in a zone without much of the interior hard surface.
Clear sky, no wind, high teens, warming, 2.5 days since big dump.
(Ignore the location pin)

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

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


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