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Observations

Region: Hatcher Pass
Location: Pinnacle bowl, slope below gold cord mine
Observer:
Date:

Route & General Observations

Toured the nice snowmachine track up to the mine towards pinnacle bowl, had significant whumphing on the low angle slopes below gold cord mine.

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

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

Observer Comments

Recent (today) skier triggered slide on lower half of Skyscraper above the parking lot, whumphing. Talked with another group who had significant whumphing in the flats at the bottom of Pinnacle bowl. We split from the road up the low angle slope towards gold cord mine and experienced a massive whumph. Due to the size of it and the recent snowfall and slides, we bailed on today's plan. Experienced a smaller whumph on the very short ski out back to Independence mine.

Weather

Weather

26 at the car. Mostly sunny when we began. Mostly cloudy and flat light within an hour.

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

New settled heavy snow from this weeks storm

Snowpack

No pit was dug



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