Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: President's Ridge of Marmot

Route & General Observations

Archangel>Presidents Ridge
Last couple weeks of sun formed 3-4″ thick sun crust, mostly on S/SW aspects
Crust galore! Firm, breakable, supportable, and recrystallized snow
HS averaged 100cm

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

No obvious signs of instability
No recent avalanches
No whumping, collapsing, cracking

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Calm wind
Broken> half covered skies
1.4*C (35*F) at 3500' at 1400
-2*C (28*F) at IM 3450' at 1400

Snow surface

1"(2.5cm) new snow with widespread 4-20 mm surface hoar on surface, mostly laying down
Recrystallized powder on East and some SE aspects
3-4" suncrust on S and SW aspects, including breakable and firm surfaces


General impressions: Good stability until we get another dump or a significant warm up
SE aspect, 32*
HS 100cm
ECTN27 under old crust in 4F layer under 1F- layer @ 53cm
CT20 SC @ 53 cm
PST 30/100 Arr @ 53 cm
See pit

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