Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: goldmint trailhead area

Route & General Observations

skinned across river and onto low ridge meadows. we viewed two bull moose and one cow moose enjoying the beautiful scenery.

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

widespread whumping, shooting cracks. evidence of wind transport.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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ESE wind 15-25 mph. new storm snow up to 12-14 inches. 20-25 F

Snow surface

wind crust, rain crust, deep powder, graupel


hand shears revealed new snow failing Q1 on old snow surface

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