Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Friendship Pass

Route & General Observations

Toured up past Gold Cord Mine to Friendship Pass, toured up cross hill, rode out the SE side to the groomed trail.

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?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Had a collapse on the skin track near the top of Friendship Pass, close to the rocks.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Beautiful sunny day, light wind, temps in the low-mid teens

Snow surface

Soft snow in Friendship Pass, some variable snow on cross hill. Some areas had a stout breakable crust just under the soft snow.


The snowpack is thin. Found a couple rocks hiding just under the surface.