Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Independence mine lot up to the cross

Route & General Observations

Skinned up to the cross

Red Flags
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Observer Comments


Weather & Snow Characteristics
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No new snow, calm winds, about 30*

Snow surface

Variable surface conditions ranging from firm wind crust to ~20cm of fluffy wind-deposited snow.


Dug a pit at 3940’, South aspect, 110cm depth. 20cm wind deposit on top. Melt freeze crust at 65cm with facets on top. CT25 ECT26 Q3 failure at the melt freeze crust.