Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Rock Garden

Route & General Observations

Tour towards Pinnacle gaining elevation 4200ft before turning around with low visibility.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

None observed

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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AM: Overcast, no wind or precipitation. Temp 31F
1430: Obscured with new snowfall (s1), light wind from W.

Snow surface

Settled powder, smooth, no wind effect


@3800ft elevation 165cm snow depth. Moderate strength, low propagation propensity, 3 lemons. Layer of concern @50 cm depth, 1mm facets with recent storm snow above. (ECTN23-PC @50cm).
@4200ft. 240cm snow depth. No tests conducted, but similar layering as at lower elevation with few more hard layers within the top 100cm. Identified 2mm advanced facets 70cm from the top beneath a crust.

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