Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Hatcher Pass W side

Route & General Observations

Toured up the closed pass road. Snow coverage is generally thin and variable.

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

Had some shooting cracks in wind slab above 3800'.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Warm with temps above freezing, light and variable winds, trace of new snow above ~3500, gray skies

Snow surface

variable but no powder


See quick pit image. Punchy and soft wind slab easily reactive.

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