Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Babyruth

Route & General Observations

Standard uptrack to Babyruth from Independence Mine. Dry, cold , and clear was the best description for the day.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

No signs of instability.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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6 degrees at the parking lot in the sun. 0 degrees in the shade. Slight breeze coming down slope as sun warmed up upper mountain top.

Snow surface

Dry powder on top of firm crust/ wind board prevailed . Small poket of dry loose powder in Babyruth gully. Enough for 3 riders to enjoy. But most areas were dust on crust skiing.


No formal pits done. Pole probing only.