Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Wimpy Bowl

Route & General Observations

Started at Marmot parking lot. We traveled up the Bald Mountain Ridge- starting on the NE aspect and then contoured around to the SE aspect taking the lowest angle slope along the ridge. We stopped on the SE aspect of Wimpy Bowl and dug a big at 3,450ft at 13:45. We then skied a few laps and headed back to the marmot parking lot around 16:30.

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

Localized collapsing on the skin track up.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Air temp was -2C. Wind was calm. Sky was overcast. There was no precipitation.

Snow surface

Snow surface was previously loaded by wind.


PST 95/100 Arr @ 21cm, lemon count 4. Primary layer of concern.
CT19SC @ 45 cm
15CM-0CM. Depth hoar, lemon count 4. Secondary layer of concern.

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