Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: South Face of 4068

Route & General Observations

Toured up from Skeetawk past the weather station and to 4068 to see what the new snow was doing. Heavy fog rolled in and decreased visibility

Shooting cracks about the length of a ski. No signs of recent avalanches or other red flags to note.

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

Shooting cracks

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Calm winds, ski started out mostly cloudy with temps around 14° F with a dramatic drop when fog rolled in around 3pm. Light snow on the way back down.

Snow surface

17cm of new snow


Dug a pit to see how things were bonding.
18° Slope Angle
ECTP 13 25cm Down at the base of the 1F layer
0-17cm F
17-22cm 1F
22-33cm F
33-50cm F
50-125cm 1F

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