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Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Gov't Pk, SE ridge ~2850', SE aspect (location pin not working-ignore it)

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Route & General Observations

Whoomph and multiple cracks shooting 30+ feet on a rumply, alder-patched slope averaging high 20’s. 5 Feb brief morning drizzle crust on settled powder. No formal tests, felt like a rotten bottom snowpack with discontinuous old wind slabs in the middle. Got the collapse and cracks in a zone without much of the interior hard surface.
Clear sky, no wind, high teens, warming, 2.5 days since big dump.
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Red Flags
Red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger. Please record any sign of red flags below.
Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?No
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes