Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Skyscraper/Hatcher Pass

Route & General Observations

Took the dog for a post work ski up to Hatch Pk. We toured the road, up Bennetts Ridge, and up the standard ridge uptrack to the weather station. The Hatcher roadside of Skyscraper had multiple small dry loose avalanches that hit the road. Im guessing these were from last nights storm?
The road up to the mine had not been plowed. Packed powder with pockets of heavy slush.
Snow was almost one Xtra tuff deep in the parking area.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Cloud layer between the hairpin at gold mint up to the mile 16 drop off. Above that, partly cloudy with even a patch or two of blue sky.
28 at the Hatch Pk parking area.
Hatch weather station recorded 6mph and gust up to 16mph during our ski.

Snow surface

Spring powder. Noticeable heavier once back to the road.


No formal pit was dug

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