Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Microdot

Route & General Observations

Unplowed road to IM parking lot
Standard MD uptrack to second knoll.

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)?Yes
Observer Comments

Localized collapse on uptrack, lower ridge, east flank, and ray wallace bowl.
Shooting cracks on east wind loaded areas.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Calm and clear w/ high 24°
2 day total new snow ~20in

Snow surface

Low density snow at lower elevations
Minor wind crust on some ridges mid elevation


Low density snow over crust layer on basal facets
Thinner snowpack at higher elevations

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