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PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
1540562400October 26, 2018 2:00pmGirdwood/Portage - Jewel GlacierSnow line at 3500'. Semi supportable 2cm rain crust from 3500' to 4250'. High density pow above 4250+ with minimal wind effect. Generally good skiing conditions above 4300', but 4000' cloud level and …
1540490460October 25, 2018 6:01pmSummit - Summit Lake (Incredibowls)Snowfall above 2800' produced a number of wet loose avalanches mainly on South and West facing slopes and in steep rocky terrain.
1539522000October 14, 2018 1:00pmHatcher Pass - Hatcher Pass...road to summit of pass.Hiked from gate on Hatcher Pass road to summit of pass. A few inches of snow at pass from the first significant snowfall of the season which started Saturday morning, 10/13, and ended Sunday morning, …
1539345600October 12, 2018 12:00pmHatcher Pass - Hatcher Pass itself/above Summit Lake1-4 inches snow on the ground in Hatcher Pass (like, the pass itself, above Summit Lake) Friday noon, up to twice that in windblown areas. Wind was blowing hard; spindrift all around and whitecaps on …
1537975784September 26, 2018 3:29pm - Lane GlacierStarted at the monolith, traversed the boulder field, up to the Lane Glacier
1537884000September 25, 2018 2:00pmHatcher Pass - Lane GlacierStarted at the Monolith, continued up over the boulder field onto the Lane. Were able to use our skins sooner than expected.
1537807020September 24, 2018 4:37pmHatcher Pass - Lane glacier micro dotSnow covered bolder fields on the way up to glacier, some route finding at times on the way up.
1527708240May 30, 2018 7:24pmHatcher Pass - Hatch peakYesCasual tour up the gravel road to Hatch Peak. Snow started at the gate.
1527174000May 24, 2018 3:00pmGirdwood/Portage - Crow Pass Trail and road observation to Portage ValleyCrow Pass trail to 2600'. We took the standard trail and then traveled a talus slope to avoid deeper snow and avalanche hazard from above. We wanted to get an overview of snow cover and recent avalanc …
1526691600May 19, 2018 1:00Hatcher Pass - Peak 4068, NE and NW aspects; Hatch Peak, NE aspect; and Marmot Peak, NW aspectYesToured up into Rae-Wallace Bowl and then to Picnic Bench (4200') on west ridge of MicroDot.
1526631420May 18, 2018 8:17Hatcher Pass - 4068'4068 N and NE aspects. The entire hillside slide and triggered sympathetic releases in other aspects
1526220759May 13, 2018 2:12pmOutside of Advisory Area - Cantwell ZoneYesSnowmachine triggered large avalanche in the Cantwell area weekend of May 12-13th. Rider was caught and carried, escaped uninjured. This was a North facing upper elevation slope.┬áCoordinates not know …
1526065080May 11, 2018 6:58pmTurnagain - Road Obs- Shed cycleYesFrozen is turning to liquid brought Sixmile river up to 3000 cfs overnight. Significant avalanches noted along most of the Turnagain corridor. Wish I had a better camera but a couple of I phone picts …
1526049000May 11, 2018 2:30pmTurnagain - Turnagain- Road ObsYesQuick trip thru Turnagain Pass after last nights intense weather yielded some impressive avalanches in some popular ski terrain.
1525862700May 9, 2018 10:45Hatcher Pass - Microdot SW Ascended the SW ridge of Microdot for a short day tour. The majority of north facing steep aspects have seen recent activity in the upper Hatcher Pass area.
1525719600May 7, 2018 7:00pmHatcher Pass - YesA snowboarder rode the slope 3 times and a sledder high marked it before the slope broke from a sledder hitting a drop and triggering the slide.
1525711500May 7, 2018 4:45pmChugach State Park - South Fork Eagle River, North BowlYes Standard up-track from Artic Valley to the peak of Rendezvous. From the peak of Rendezvous a recent slide was visible on North Bowl. Couldn't see any ski tracks from a distance, likely triggered b …
1525591140May 6, 2018 7:19 - TincanNormal uptrack to Tincan Common. Short lap of Common, then a full lap all the way out. Snow line was barely 50ft from the cars. Forecast was for snow/rain and heavy clouds, but sunshine shone through …
1525528800May 5, 2018 2:00pmHatcher Pass - MarmotYesToured standard uptrack/shoulder of Marmot. Topped out via the S side and ran a couple of laps on the West face.
1525478400May 5, 2018 12:00Hatcher Pass - Pinnacle and MarmotSkinned up to Pinnacle from Mine Lot, goal to ski couloir, but snow squalls shut us down. Retreated back to Fishhook to ski south face of Marmot. Fresh wet~ish snow everywhere, lots of coverage. Poin …
1525294800May 2, 2018 9:00pmHatcher Pass - Hatch PeakYesSkied some north facing aspects with dry snow.
1525273200May 2, 2018 3:00pmHatcher Pass - Valley of sinYes
1525208400May 1, 2018 9:00pmHatcher Pass - Hatch PeakMostly cloudy, scattered storms. Observed no new avalanches, except for the previously mentioned one on Bennet ridge from a few days ago.
1525114440April 30, 2018 6:54pmHatcher Pass - Bennets RidgeYesWent back to site for observation from 4/28 to observe any changes in stability and to perform additional stability tests. While conducting snow pit tests on low angel terrain (19┬║) just off ridge to …
1525093200April 30, 2018 1:00pmHatcher Pass - Hatcher PeakYesToured up 1000 Dollar to Saddle on lookers right of Hatch Peak. We had a great tour and noted Fredrik's avalanche on the decent down 1000 Dollar.
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