Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Bennets Ridge, Hatch Peak

Route & General Observations

Bennet’s Ridge to Sunnyside

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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20 deg F at 3900', Calm winds
Sun beginning to warm the snowpack on southerlies. Recent cold weather and diurnal cycle driving significant faceting out/drying out surface snow and weakening windboard/surface windslabs.
No new snow.

Snow surface

Surface 0.3-0.5 NSF

Recrystallized powder, wind board, old windslab, sastrugi, wind waves, breakable crust, suncrust just about every snow type out their but new snow.


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