Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Wimp Bowl

Route & General Observations

Toured up to Wimp bowl from road.

Red Flags
Red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger. Please record any sign of red flags below.
Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?No
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Several Whumps while skinning. Hand pits showed little cohesion.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
Please provide details to help us determine the weather and snowpack during the time this observation took place.

Clear, light breeze, teens - to 20's F. Temperature inversion.

Snow surface

Fluffy snow on old stiffer surface. Ridge and near ridge was a mix of harder, wind blown snow and sustrugi.