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Observations

Region: Hatcher Pass
Location: MicroDot Peak
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Route & General Observations

MicroDot Peak. Skinned up from Independence Bowl Parking Lot to lower south slope of MicroDot Peak and on up to picnic bench at 4200′. Six inches of powder on a supportable crust for most of the route. Observed old soft slab avalanches starting from 4800′ and running full length down SSW face to the looker’s right of Swimmin’ Tim run.

Avalanche Details

Avalanche details

Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Soft SlabAspect South Southwest
Elevation 4800ftSlope Angle 45degCrown Depthunknown
Width 100ftLength 800ft  

Observer Comments

Soft slab. Loading form last storm. SS-NS-R4-D2.5-G

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

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

Observer Comments

Other than old avalanches, no signs of instability

Weather

Weather

Clear

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

4-6" old powder on supportable crust.

Snowpack

For the course of the tour, I skinned mostly through 4-6" old powder on a supportable crust. For the location of the pit, see attached image.

Photos & Video

Photos



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