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Observations

Region: Hatcher Pass
Location: Microdot
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Route & General Observations

Toured up the standard skin track toward Microdot. Near surfaces faceting making for fun early season turns where snow has not been wind effected.

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

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

Observer Comments

There are two debris piles along the southern aspect of Microdot. It was unclear when these ran. D2 in size

Weather

Weather

Sunny.Light northerly wind along ridge. Approximately 10* Freedom units.

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

Variable between wind board to fun low density surface facets

Snowpack

Snopit at 4000ft, SSE aspect, 20 degree slope, and height of snow 81cm. ECTP 22 41cm from surface. Multiple other layers of concern below, although deeper layer were not reactive in our test, should be watched given further loading.



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