Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Summit Lake State Recreation site, Palmer side of pass.

Route & General Observations

Toured up Hatcher Pass road toward pass.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Clear skies, no precipitation, light NW winds, -11 Celcius

Snow surface

Observed textured snow surface, wind effected variable surface conditions, wind slab to wind board.


Dug three pits with variable depths 55-70 cm. Structure consisted of thin 1 finger wind slabs above fist hard facets above fist-4 finger (3-5mm) depth hoar.
Notable Pit results:
CT 11 Q1 on fist facets
CT 1 Q2 on fist factets
ECTP 9 Q2 on fist depth hoar

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