Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Farside

Route & General Observations

Pit on Farside:
Aspect: W
Elevation: 4,900 ft
Slope: 36 degrees
HS: 180 cm
HP: 150 cm
CT19 Q1 @30 cm
ECTP12 @30 cm
Failure on distinct persistent weak layer. Picture of crystal type attached.

Distinct cracking and audibly loud popping while skiing across ~37 degree supported slope from Gold Cord Lake toward the Rock Garden. Slope settled, cracked, and slid about 6 inches before arresting. 30 ft wide, 50 ft long, 0.5 ft deep.

Fun snow on north Microdot, challenging snow on Farside, firm snow on Friendship Pass.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?No
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
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