Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Rae Wallace Bowl

Route & General Observations

Toured up into Rae Wallace Bowl to see conditions on shaded aspects. Ascended to first microdot bench before heading back to the parking lot.

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

Noted all the numerous natural avalanches mentioned in prior observations

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Calm winds with temps in the mid 30s. Sun gave way to snow showers and transitioned to mostly cloudy with light snow

Snow surface

~1in of snow fell during our tour. Snow surface was smooth and moist


Dug a quick pit on a 30 degree NW aspect rollover below the chutes 61 47’ 21”N. -
149 15’ 7” W at 4000’
HS 215, dug pit 1 m down, ST moderate 25 cm down from top. CT23 10cm from Surface; CT 28 20 cm down from surface. No failure at interface with pencil hard thick layer 25cm down.

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