Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Baby Ruth - Lost Couloir

Route & General Observations

Calm, clear, with a light breeze (~5mph) and gusts up to 10mph.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

Wind slab formation on leeward and clear wind scouring/snow transport on most aspects.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Snow surface

Soft slab formation from the recent snow event. Wind slab forming on leeward slopes ranging from 2" to 8" thick. very variable.


Elevation: 4175ft
Aspect: NE
Slope Angle: 33*
Location: Lost Couloir, Baby Ruth
CT12 down 20cm at the new snow/old snow interface.
ECTN11 Q3 down 20cm @ new snow/old snow interface
Shovel shear test pulled block from the pencil hard weak layer of rounding facet which lies 120cm down from the snow surface.