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Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Gold Chord hill

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Observer:
Route & General Observations

Just went up a tiny bit above the nordic loop above the Mine solely for the purpose of digging a pit to investigate snowpack

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

Lots of Whumphing...could hear another parties Whumpfs long after they passed us.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

OVC, S-1, 34 degrees, 2 cms of fresh overnight (this ob is from 12/7

Snow surface

Dug in a non wind affected area, 2 cms of new on top of settled soft snow from earlier in week.

Snowpack

HS: on probing ranged from 52-75 cms, Elevation 3450', 18* E
dug 3 pits and found consistent results: CT11SP, ECTP15, PST30/100
See photo below

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