Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Base of Frostbite Ridge

Route & General Observations

I skied most of the way up to the saddle through the Glades on the groomer trail that HAX put in this week. I set a skin track for the last 500 feet and noticed significant collapsing. There was an avalanche on the SE aspect of Government Peak last weekend.

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?No
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Clear skies, 24° F, Wind Calm

Snow surface

Settled Power/ Wind Crust


Boot Pen: Knee Deep
Snow Depth: 60 cm
CT:23Q2@ 36 cm

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