Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Lane Glacier

Route & General Observations

Normal route up the lane. Parked our sleds and booted up to peak 6100′. Boot penetration was about knee deep.

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

Obvious recent storm and wind slabs on northerly aspects, and wet slides on southerly aspects.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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New light dry snow, 25-30 cm at upper elevations, covering tracks and slide debris. No wind even up high.

Snow surface

Light dry powder (25-30cm) at upper elevations sitting on consolidated, dense snow.


See video.

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