Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: sub-ridge $1000 bowl

Route & General Observations

From HP side of road toured up road, crossed to the west at 3100 ft and followed subridge up ridge of hatch peak.

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

Widespread natural and skier triggered avalanches within last 24 hours, no new avalanches observed today.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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moderate wind out of west, started snowing at 3pm (S1), 31 degrees, low vis

Snow surface

30 cm of decomposing new snow (from V day storm) Isolated wind slabs


Dug 2 pits:
1st pit: HS175cm, ECTX, CTX, positive shovel tilt test on 3, @15cm
2nd pit: HS105, ECTN29PC down 55cm on 0.5mm facets(PWL), CT11 Q2 @25cm on 1 mm facets(density change within settling storm snow)