Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Microdot 4300' SW Aspect

Route & General Observations

Toured from Independence mine up the low angle SW ridge of Microdot.

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

Persistent Slab problem, multiple avalanches in the past 48hrs

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Overcast, 24 F, wind 4mph gusts 13mph from SE, new snow falling (s-1)

Snow surface

Settled powder, ski pen 20cm


AAS Avy 2 course, multiple pits on different aspects and elevations along the way. Layer of concern @ depth 60 cm.

Additional test pit results: 3800' SSE aspect HS 120, CT19@60cm BRK, CT22@60cm BRK, ECTX.
At 3750' SW aspect HS 140cm, CT6@120cm BRK, CT21@90cm SC, ECTN25@90cm.

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