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Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Microdot- Nose Bleed

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Route & General Observations

Toured up Rae Wallace Bowl then up Microdot to the top of Nose Bleed. The melt freeze crust in Rae Wallace made for a fast skin. The solar heating is getting pretty extreme, but feels great.

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Observer Comments

With the solar radiation, everything facing somewhat south is getting a good cooking leading to point releases, wet slabs, and glide avalanches. I did not see any of the above happen during our tour, but were plenty of examples on slopes around us from other days.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Hot and Sunny!

No new snow, calm winds, and temps in the 40's.

Snow surface

Rae Wallace bowl- melt freeze crust.

Nose Bleed- Layer of surface hoar, with a thin melt freeze crust and rounding facets underneath.

Snowpack

Check out the upload of the pit.

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