Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: President's ridge

Route & General Observations

skinned up established skin track

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)?Yes
Observer Comments

wind slabs forming rapidly

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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ENE wind ramping up. Skin track blown in. New wind slabs being formed. Cornices being eroded

Snow surface

settled powder to sun crust to wind slab


no formal observations. hand shears reveal poorly bonded shallow wind slab