PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
1490277600March 23, 2017 2:00pmHatcher Pass - Lower Eldorado  Travelled up lower Eldorado. No recent avalanches. No cracking, collapsing, or whumping observed. Overall, good stability. Find the facets, find the goods!    
1489932000March 19, 2017 2:00pmHatcher Pass - North end of Gold Cord basinToured from Parking lost at end of road up thru Independence Mine bldgings to north end Gold Cord basin. Returned via lookers right along base of Sky Scraper Mtn.
1489582800March 15, 2017 1:00pmHatcher Pass - Independence Mine areaHardest part of the day was driving to and from HP with the honking Matanuska winds gusting 40-50 mph or more in the valley. Toured from upper IM lot to look for potential new avy activity from an in …
1489150800March 10, 2017 1:00pmHatcher Pass - Bennets Ridge, Hatch PeakBennet's Ridge to Sunnyside
1488922886March 7, 2017 9:41pmHatcher Pass - Marmot MountainWent up the the SW Marmot mid-rib , climbed to top of Marmot, descended down spine and gully in Rae Wallace. Goal for the day was to assess sensitivity of last weeks persistent slab (formed by the win …
1488369600March 1, 2017 12:00pmHatcher Pass - $1,000 Run (low-angle ridge below N. face of Hatch Peak)$1,000 run from Independence bowl; Ralph Baldwin & I skinned up to 3,500' on NE Aspect of low angle ridge on North face of Hatch Peak. Very thin overcast, light breeze; ~5*F; obvious and widesprea …
1488306780February 28, 2017 6:33pmHatcher Pass - President's ridgeskinned up established skin track
1488286800February 28, 2017 1:00pmHatcher Pass - MarmotToured up standard Marmot up-track today. Re-con to check out this weekend's avalanche activity and observe new wind loading. Thur 2/24 and Fri 2/25 wind gusted strong (Marmot Wx wind gauge went down …
1488047100February 25, 2017 6:25pmHatcher Pass - Near 4068YesMy friend and I were relegated to skiing the lower Government Peak area due to suspicions of the snowpack's stability, obvious wind effect, and signs of recent natural avalanches observed on eastern a …
1488040500February 25, 2017 4:35pmHatcher Pass - Palmer Fishhook Rd Mile 10.6 Hatcher Pass Alpine Xperience PulloutYesToured from HPAX lot to 3300' up E ridge of Government Peak.(MSB parking lot)
1488027600February 25, 2017 1:00pmHatcher Pass - $1000 Run- NW Hatch PeakYesRoad to the pass, then up to 4200' and down via $1000 run.
1488024000February 25, 2017 12:00pmHatcher Pass - Base of Frostbite RidgeYesI toured to the base of Frostbite Ridge from the mile 10.6 parking lot.(MSB parking lot)
1488020400February 25, 2017 11:00Hatcher Pass - East side of FrostbiteUp from 10.5 mile pullout to bench on Frostbite. On and above the bench (2500' ele) yesterday's wind resculpted the dreamy pow and built some windslabs. Saw a few shallow-looking, localized, slab debr …
1487602800February 20, 2017 3:00pmHatcher Pass - NE Ridge of Government PeakToured up NE ridge of Government Peak from Mile 10.6. Zero visibility, fantastic snow.
1487534820February 19, 2017 8:07pmHatcher Pass - MicroDot, SW RidgeRae-Wallace Bowl from Independence Bowl Parking Lot to south aspect of SW Ridge of Microdot Peak. Poor visibility to the extent that we used glacier wands to mark our route. Glad we did!
1487524740February 19, 2017 5:19pmHatcher Pass - Gold cord, cross hill, microdot ridgeWhiteout vertigo ping pong milkbird : a beautiful snowpack observation day at Hatcher Pass! It did clear for a hot minute and we were able to get a clear view of all surrounding slopes and saw no evid …
1487365158February 17, 2017 8:59pmHatcher Pass - X4068 North FaceYesToured on X4068 this afternoon. Starting from Fishhook Lot, taking the Low-Low traverse around to the East ridge to avoid loaded ridge features with deep hard slabs. Previous portions of these slabs h …
1486303200February 5, 2017 2:00pmHatcher Pass - Microdot NorthThe purpose of this observation is to report the phenomenon on the North side of Microdot. I'm not sure how to identify what has happened or is happening. The North side is a cacophony of cracks acros …
1486229760February 4, 2017 5:36pmHatcher Pass - Base of Frostbite RidgeI skied most of the way up to the saddle through the Glades on the groomer trail that HAX put in this week. I set a skin track for the last 500 feet and noticed significant collapsing. There was an av …
1486227600February 4, 2017 5:00pmHatcher Pass - April bowl/sunny bowlYes
1486218600February 4, 2017 2:30pmHatcher Pass - Hatch PeakYesSkinned up $1000 dollar run, booted up N Ridge of Hatch Peak (above Summit Lake), enjoyed the warm sunshine, booted back down the ridge after digging pits, and skied Bennet's Ridge to Hatcher Pass roa …
1485806400January 30, 2017 8:00pmHatcher Pass - West of Summit Lake, Willow side.YesInfo and photos relayed to CNFAIC for posting on Obs page: Snowmachine-triggered avalanche. About 200 yards south of the hatcher pass trail half a mile west of summit lake. We were riding back down …
1485770400January 30, 2017 10:00Hatcher Pass - Micro Dot, SouthFollowed previous days up-track to low shoulder of Microdot then continued to top of nose bleed, forecasters route from day before had been filled in by wind. Jumped around on the small cornice at top …
1485723660January 29, 2017 9:01pmHatcher Pass - Fishhook parking lot, El Dorado mountainYesNumerous snowmachine triggered avalanches on 30+ degree slopes. Shooting cracks on anything above 25 degrees. Very dangerous to play in the mountains on 1/29. Thankfully everyone is safe.   …
1485704340January 29, 2017 3:39pmHatcher Pass - Gold cord lakeYesThird day of the Alaska Avalanche School level one course at Hatcher pass and our first clear day of visibility. Did a tour attempting first to get up to Pinnacle Basin, but turned around when six qui …
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