Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Marmot, Skyscraper, Ray Wallace Chutes

Route & General Observations

Skies cleared enough to get a look around the Independence Mine Bowl.

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

Large, D2, natural avalanche(s) on cross loaded features on west face marmot. Natural avalanches on north aspect of Eldorado Bowl and Ray Wallace Chutes, size difficult to judge due to poor visibility.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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6" new snow, capped by a 2mm drizzle crust. Wind calm. Skies obscured trending to overcast. Temps in the upper 20's.

Snow surface

A 2mm drizzle crust caps all surfaces. Observed from 3500' down to 2500'.



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