Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Japanese Trees from first turnout

Route & General Observations

Toured up Japanese trees from first turnout on the road. Followed an already existing skin track. The bottom is all crusty, hard to ski snow. When we got above the trees, the snow was starting to get wet and mushy feeling. Definitely spring skiing. Someone hiked up the skin track and post holed making it challenging at parts. Lots of roller balls and small wet loose snow coming down. When we were skiing down, we got roller balls off our own skis.

Made it up to around 2800 feet on frostbite. No major concerns noted.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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28 degrees and sunny
Little wind

Snow surface

Crust in the trees

Wet and mushy in the sun

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