Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Friendship Pass

Route & General Observations

Melt/freeze crust now firm and supportable, but you can poke a ski pole through it. Several inches of fluff on top. Numerous natural avalanches in the entire Hatcher area, especially on S/SW slopes and gullies on nearly all aspects. These appear to have run yesterday. Fairly large Size 1-1.5 on lookers right of Friendship pass, with crown visible from High Grade area

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

Numerous natural avalanches

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Snow surface

Several inches of nice powder on top of melt/freeze.


No whumphing or shooting cracks but I stayed 25 degrees or less

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