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Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Skyscraper Mountain

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Observer:
Route & General Observations

Had some great visibility today in Hatcher Pass. Was able to spot recent natural avalanches on Skyscraper Mountain, Eldorado Bowl, and possibly Hatch Peak.

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

Recent natural avalanches on Skyscraper Mountain, Eldorado Bowl, and possibly Hatch Peak. The avalanche in the Skyscraper Mountain gully was particularly far-propagating. Spoke to a party who said they experienced "the loudest whumph they've ever heard" in the Cross Hill area.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

~1" new snow overnight. Calm to light wind from the NE. Temperature in the upper teens.

Snow surface

~1" new snow overnight. Slight wind effect noticeable in the Cross Hill area.

Snowpack

N/A

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