Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: 4068 ENE Aspect Mid Elevation

Route & General Observations

No new avalanches noticed, remote triggered avalanche on 4068 described on 1/15 forecast from previous day. Low route from Fishhook parking. Layer of concern was facets above/below rain-crust.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Recent avalanches from 1/14, natural and skier-triggered, due to 1/14 wind event. Did not observe any new avalanches during day.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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New snow, approx 1cm/hr. -1°C. Calm winds. Snow was continuing after tour.

Snow surface

New snow (thin), wind slap beneath.


140-130 1F Rounds
130-116 4F Facets CT4 Q2 failed at top of layer, ECTP11 Q2 failed at top of crust.
116-115 K Rain Crust
115-85 4F Facets
85-51 1F Rounds
51-50 K Rain Crust
50-0 4F Large Facets

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