Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Idaho Ridge

Route & General Observations

Skinned from Gold Mint trailhead to see how conditions are and how the zone looked since all the big storms earlier in the year. Skinned two miles on Gold Mint and turned off towards Idaho ridge. The snow was very wet and heavy but gets drastically better as you gain elevation. Riding conditions were great despite the wet snow!

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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2°C, Nil-trace snow fall, no winds, mostly cloudy

Snow surface

Fresh snow on the surface on top of a 5cm thick melt-freeze crust. Snow is wet and heavy but rides well


Dug pit for an ECT @2952' S aspect on a 35° slope on Idaho Ridge
Pit profile and results below

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