Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Peak 4068, NE

Route & General Observations

Curious about the distribution and reactivity of a potential buried persistent weak layer 20-30cm down at or around the interface between last week’s storm snow and old facet or melt freeze layers, we did a short tour up 4068 and dug on a northeast aspect. Hand shears, pole probing and snow pit tests revealed good structure in this location.

By 1530, we witnessed lots of signs of warming and a corn effect in the top 8-10cm of solar aspects. Some pinwheels off of solars on Marmot were observed on our egress as clouds broke to full sun.

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