PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
1511173800November 20, 2017 10:30Hatcher Pass - MarmotYesTook skintrack from parking lot up the SW face towards the ridge.
1511096400November 19, 2017 1:00pmHatcher Pass - Microdot shoulderMine winter parking lot to Microdot common up track to a bench on the shoulder of Microdot at ~4300ft. Skied down back to the car. Hand pits and pole tests along the route, no formal stability test …
1511031600November 18, 2017 7:00pmHatcher Pass - Rae Wallace & Sidney CreekNew, reactive wind slabs observed on leeward slopes and moderate to fast sloughing encountered on S & W faces.
1511010000November 18, 2017 1:00pmHatcher Pass - PinnacleYesClimbed and skied to 5300'
1511003340November 18, 2017 11:09Hatcher Pass - IM7/10 stability 5/10 ski quality Low reactivity, decent coverage, crowded At least a dozen bc users hiking april bowl Not as winded as expected
1510934400November 17, 2017 4:00pmHatcher Pass - MarmotYesAscend Marmot from fishhook lot, descend/ascend rae wallace, descend SW Marmot from top
1510488000November 12, 2017 12:00pmHatcher Pass - 4068 (?)Skinned from Fishhook Lot up to Peak 4068, did 2 laps on Easterly aspects. The West wind suddenly turned on at about 11am and had periods of very strong gusts through the afternoon
1510398000November 11, 2017 11:00Hatcher Pass - Skyscraper and Eldorado BowlIMB>Eldorado Bowl>Skyscraper Mt
1510317000November 10, 2017 12:30pmHatcher Pass - MicrodotToured up the standard skin track toward Microdot. Near surfaces faceting making for fun early season turns where snow has not been wind effected.
1510046985November 7, 2017 9:29Hatcher Pass - Bennet's RidgeBennet's Ridge to Sunnyside of Hatch Peak
1509969600November 6, 2017 12:00pmHatcher Pass - Hatcher Pass roadWindy up high in the ridges, many slopes showing signs of thin, blown snow and sastrugis . N/NW aspects slopes loading up.
1509804000November 4, 2017 2:00pmHatcher Pass - Microdot Benchskinned to bench (3700') between Microdot and Marmot from Independence mine parking lot
1509548400November 1, 2017 3:00pmHatcher Pass - Road ObservationsRoad observations and short hike up IM ski trail
1509548400November 1, 2017 3:00pmHatcher Pass - MicroDot PeakYesMicroDot 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 …
1509530400November 1, 2017 10:00Hatcher Pass - Friendship PassMelt/freeze crust now firm and supportable, but you can poke a ski pole through it. Several inches of fluff on top. Numerous natural avalanches in the entire Hatcher area, especially on S/SW slopes an …
1509459300October 31, 2017 2:15pmHatcher Pass - Micro DotYesObserved large wet slab avalanche while skiing Micro Dot's lower bench. WS-N-D2-R4-G on marked slope (see picture). Multiple point releases on warming slopes (see Jeff Kase's obs).
1509458400October 31, 2017 2:00pmHatcher Pass - MicroDotYes
1509361200October 30, 2017 11:00Hatcher Pass - Gold Cord basinWarming event with above freezing temperatures to at least 4100 feet, where we turned around. A melt-freeze crust is forming on the surface, 1-2 inches thick. Very wet snow at the gate elevation.
1509213000October 28, 2017 5:50pmHatcher Pass - April BowlYesLots of fresh, small, wind slab avalanches. Snow was a mix of ice crust and heavy wind blown snow the whole way up. Nice mostly clear skis till the early afternoon when it got cloudy. Around 50-100 pe …
1509202800October 28, 2017 3:00pmHatcher Pass - Hatch Mountain/ Below April BowlYesAfter a day of skinning and skiing, three users were heading back to the car and descended farther east than intended. While traversing across a slope back towards their planned route, the third perso …
1509191760October 28, 2017 11:56Hatcher Pass - MicrodotWent to bench on microdot. Numerous natural slides on back of Rae Wallace and pass to Sydney Creek. Appeared to have occured yesterday during storm.
1509188400October 28, 2017 11:00Hatcher Pass - Independence Mine / NW Aspect of MarmotWent for a tour aiming to get up the bench between N aspect of Marmot and Microdot, while opening track, we had a lot of whoomphing and propagation, with a remote "slide" compressed in a small slope. …
1509123600October 27, 2017 5:00pmHatcher Pass - Independence MineYesToured up and past the mine. Above the mine the snowpack turns into a pretty upside down setup. About an inch of facets at ground level, followed by an inch or so of crust, followed by another inch of …
1509102000October 27, 2017 11:00Hatcher Pass - Fishhook Willow RdYes
1508940000October 25, 2017 2:00pmHatcher Pass - Hatcher Pass, Service Road to Visitor CenterSkinned up and skied down service road to visitor's center multiple times working with a beginning skier. Short outing due to increasingly inclement Wx.
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