Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Microdot

Route & General Observations

Toured up the standard skin track toward Microdot. Near surfaces faceting making for fun early season turns where snow has not been wind effected.

Red Flags
Red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger. Please record any sign of red flags below.
Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

There are two debris piles along the southern aspect of Microdot. It was unclear when these ran. D2 in size

Weather & Snow Characteristics
Please provide details to help us determine the weather and snowpack during the time this observation took place.

Sunny.Light northerly wind along ridge. Approximately 10* Freedom units.

Snow surface

Variable between wind board to fun low density surface facets


Snopit at 4000ft, SSE aspect, 20 degree slope, and height of snow 81cm. ECTP 22 41cm from surface. Multiple other layers of concern below, although deeper layer were not reactive in our test, should be watched given further loading.