Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: motorized side of Hatcher Pass, Lucky Shot

Route & General Observations

We went to check out motorized side of Hatcher Pass via snowmachine. Fishhook Lot to near Lucky Shot Area. Road was ungroomed, flat light, and with some whoop-de-woos. About 4 or 5 other motorized parties out today.

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

Thin shooting cracks in the upper 10-15cm of the snowpack (around the rain crusts).

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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S1 during most of the ride today.

Marmot Station Weather 4500ft

1000 2.1F RH57% ENE Wind 9-13mph
1200 2.9F RH77% E Wind 12-19mph
1400 3.7F RH90% E Wind 11-17mph
1600 4.4F RH92% E Wind 11-16mph

Snow surface

Hatcher Pass Mixed Bag of rain crusts, breakable wind board, scoured surfaces, and shallow settled powder in protected areas.


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