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Observations

Region: Hatcher Pass
Location: Upper Willow Creek / Craigie Creek / Dogsled Pass
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Route & General Observations

Snowmachined in afternoon (4-8 pm) over to Upper Willow Creek, up to ridge of Skyscraper to 4450′, over to west bowl of Hatch Peak, up Craigie Creek to Dogsled Pass.

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

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

Observer Comments

Recent looking cornice-fall triggered avalanche in the second bowl from the south end of Craigie Creek. Recent cornice fall in April Bowl. Lots of wet loose avalanches on solar aspects. Lots of roller balls on north aspects.

Weather

Weather

No new precip, calm wind, temperatures in the upper 30's.

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

Upper Willow Creek has ~3" of settled powder on a melt-freeze crust. Snow has become moist on steeper solar aspects. 4-6" of settled powder at Schroff Lake.

Snowpack

No stability tests performed.

Photos & Video

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