Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Gold Chord Lake to Nosehairs and Farside

Route & General Observations

Toured from mine parking lot to Gold Chord Lake valley, up Nose Hairs ridge, then skied a lap on Farside and then skied a lap on Nosehairs.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

Skied open runs where sluff management was minor. No cracking or collapsing observed today. No winds were observed on ridges or peaks.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Clear skies, light winds, and cold temps today.
0 degrees F @1000 @ 4500ft with 1 mph E winds
2 degrees F @1300 @ 4500ft with 1 mph N winds

Snow surface

Small surface hoar was observed only in Gold Cord Lake valley (see pic) and Independence valley proper.

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