Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Japanesse Trees

Route & General Observations

Started from the pull out on before Skeetawk, skinned roughly one hour uphil towards frostbite ridge. Snow was soft and light up to about 2500′ before exiting the brush and entering the alpine area. Snow from 2500′ to 3000′ got more and more wind stripped and crusty. Soft pockets were easy to find on leeward slopes.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Temp was in the mid twenties with light winds.

Snow surface

Soft snow up to 2500'. Wind crust from 2500' to 3000'

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