Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Hatch Pk

Route & General Observations

Reporting for a friend:
Flat light and windy day. Friend reported they toured up standard untracked for Hatch Pk via Bennetts Ridge and decended the front face. Ridge was standard hodgepodge of wind affect, mostly firm, snow. They noticed, on the lookers left, a small wind slab when approaching the front face and ended up triggering an additional 50 ft (right half) of the slab . Slab ranged up to 10 inch thick

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Observer Comments

Change in weather - wind
Recent small wind slab- hard to see at the time due to poor light

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Cloudy, flat light, and windy
Temps registered in the mid 20s on marmot with winds gusting into the 30s
Clouds dissipated and cleared up as soon as returned to the car

Snow surface

Variable wind affect


No pits were completed

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