Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: SW ridge of Idaho Peak

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

While skinning up the prominent ridge (facing the road) on Idaho Peak I barely stepped off the sastrugi and onto the loaded slab on the northwest aspect of that ridge and the entire slope below settled. A pit revealed a wind slab about eight inches thick that collapsed (SC) at CT3.