Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Approach to Rae Wallace

Route & General Observations

Level I NSP class. Parking lot up to Rae Wallace bowl. Wind slabs very reactive in tests.

Red Flags
Red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger. Please record any sign of red flags below.
Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Observer Comments

Recent wind loading / scouring. Natural avalanches

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Light wind and sunny. Temps in teens.

Snow surface

Widely variable surface alternating between Sastrugi and wind slab. Wind slab on east facing leeward aspacts.


Snowpilot attached.

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