Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: The flats of independence mine

Route & General Observations

We were three groups, toured around in the flats near the sled hill and up by independence mine. Observation from 03/02/24

Avalanche Details
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Avalanche Details

D1 wind slab on E face of Skyscapper ridge, above Eldo bowl. Looks to be a day or two old

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

No red flags other than skyscapper avalanche

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Moderate winds, tapered throughout the day. Temps in the low teens, clear and sunny

Snow surface

Recycled powder, still mostly soft with areas that had a thin wind skin


Dug one pit at the sled hill. 80cm total depth. 2inches of soft snow with chained depth hoar under that to the ground

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