Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: X4068

Route & General Observations

Traveled up the East ridge toward peak 4068, descended down the North face

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Observer Comments


Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Overcast, air temp 0.4 degrees C

Snow surface

Wind scoured down to ground, old rain crust, and mid-pack layers on southerly aspects. Lots of sastrugi.
Northerly aspects had firm surfaces with mixed sastrugi from cross-loading winds and firm smooth wind slabs at ridgeline.


Pit profile attached
Overall impression of the snowpack on North aspects was strong strength, poor structure, low-moderate energy and propagation potential

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