Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Slope to E of Gold Cord Lake

Route & General Observations

Skinned to Gold Cord Lake from Independence PL. Ascended slope E of Gold Cord Lake to basin above. Obvious evidence of new wind crusts from previous days winds.

Red Flags
Red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger. Please record any sign of red flags below.
Observer Comments

Fresh surface sloughs from warming on point source black rocks.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
Please provide details to help us determine the weather and snowpack during the time this observation took place.

Sunny with scattered clouds, calm winds.

Snow surface

2 inches recycled powder on 2 cm wind crust.


Snow pit information: 2 cm wind crust sitting on top of 8 cm facet on top of 140 cm block of 1 finger hardness with 2-3 varied layers of thin ice crust.
Stability Test: CTN, ECTX

Photos & Video
Please upload photos below. Maximum of 5 megabytes per image. Click here for help on resizing images. If you are having trouble uploading please email images separately to staff.