Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Hatcher Pass $1000 run

Route & General Observations

Followed uptrack from PL just below Hatcher Pass road gate. Skied up shoulder on north side $1000 run to saddle at 4290 overlooking April bowl. Observed old debris from D1 skier-triggered? sluff avalanche at east end of April bowl. No other signs of recent avalanche activity.

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Observer Comments

None other than sluff avlanche mentioned above.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Cold, clear, calm, temp. -11C t 1400.

Snow surface

Near PL 25cm of loose and wind transported broken particles on firm base. Few 1mm surface hoar particles on snow suface. Transitioned to mostly wind-transported snow near ridgetops


Loose snow to 3800 ft. Above there evidence of wind transport removing loose snow and exposing old M/F crust. Did pit at 4300 ft on NE aspect. Got STN and CTN. See attached.

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