Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Hatch Peak N Face

Route & General Observations

Skinned up summit lake road to the pass and kicked off left up the ridge to the summit of Hatch Peak. Coverage is generally low, as expected, yet up higher coverage was much better. Most of road was barely skin-able. Skied a north facing rib from the summit, skiing conditions were quite fantastic and no rocks were hit!

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Cloudy skies in the morning, clearing to few clouds persisting through to the afternoon.
Light winds from the SE picking up above 4200' to being fast enough to barely transport some snow.
Air temp at pit: -5°C

Snow surface

A variable ~15-25cm of new dry snow. In some wind effected locations a soft windslab was observed ranging from 5cm to 10cm thick.


See snow pilot below
CT21 Q2-Q3, failed under the crust @41cm down from top of pit. Slab popped with moderate energy, but slab was also pretty soft so there was a slight break in the slab after failure.

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