Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Micro Dot, South

Route & General Observations

Followed previous days up-track to low shoulder of Microdot then continued to top of nose bleed, forecasters route from day before had been filled in by wind. Jumped around on the small cornice at top or N side, got fresh wind slab to break but old snow held. No visibility on N side, quick pit mid slope on S side where we eventually skied, slope angle 34 at steepest. Good fun pow. Overall Good travel conditions in specific locations.

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

Weak snow structure. Many old avalanches. Thin snow pack. Wind.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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South East wind turning up. Sunny at sunrise quickly turning to grey. Flagging on peaks. temp 15ish.

Snow surface

Highly variable!


poor structure, highly variable depth. Typical Hatcher Pass early season BS