Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Gold Cord basin/Friendship Pass. Allie and Jed; thanks for all the great work in making the Hatcher Pass forecasts.

Route & General Observations

Skied from Independence gate 2.2 mi up into the Gold Cord basin at el 4300.

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

Numerous recent point release avalanches observed, the majority having run on W to SW facing slopes.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Partly sunny with calm winds.

Snow surface

Melt/freeze crust that softened as the day progressed.


No pits dug.

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