Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Government Peak Glades

Route & General Observations

Gained government peak ridge up through the glades (a little bush whacking) Skied East facing bowl above glades

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

Storm Slab failed easily on facets with hand shear

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Clear, light north winds on ridge. -6C air temp

Snow surface

Valentines Storm Powder


35-40cm stiffening Valentines storm slab over weak faceted lower pack

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