Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Reed Lakes Trailhead and Archangel Creek Bridge

Route & General Observations

Toured from Archangel lot to the Reed Lakes Trailhead and back.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

None observed

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Sky Condition = FEW
Precip = NO
Air Temp ~24F
Wind - ~2mph N (down valley)


Elevation 2400’
Ski Pen ~25-30cm from snow surface
Boot penetration to ground at both quick pits
Measurements are from ground

Quickpit 1:
Time: 1442
61 47.9297N 149 11.8332W
E-NE Bering 60 degrees
HS (Pit depth): 72 cm
(STE 30 from top - this from a shallower area of the pit)

Note: while the snow surface was uniform at quick pit1, the depth of snowpack varied over undulating terrain underneath (found one spot that was less than half the depth of what we found generally (~70cm))

Quickpit 2
Time: 1503
61 47.9297 N 149 11.8332W
SW Bering 218 degrees
HS (Pit depth) 65 cm
STM (Q2) @ 33cm
CT13 @ ground
ECTP19 @ ground

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