Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Stairstep

Route & General Observations

Skinned from lower 16 parking lot up snowmachine track to top. Dug pit in small chute on North side of peak. Sun was definitely effecting snow down I the trees and all previous tracks.

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Observer Comments

No signs of instabily

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Clear and calm on the way up I'd say between 20 and 30 degrees. Slight wind on top. No new snow.

Snow surface

Starting to get crusty on sunny side of run but the shady side is heaven.


Snow pit depth 170cm. Wind loaded. Shovel shear at 140 Q1. CT 21 Q1 at 140. ECT13 at 140 No Prop.
170-160 Fist, 160-140 4 Finger, 140-110 1 Finger, 110-100 4 Finger, 100-90 1 Finger, 90-65 Pencil, 65-bottom of pit Fist. Pit depth did not include total snow pack
Elevation 4150 ft, 32 Degree slope, Aspect 305 degrees, ski pen 11cm

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