|Location:||W side Hatcher Pass|
|Trigger||Natural||Avalanche Type||Hard Slab||Aspect||West|
|Elevation||4100ft||Slope Angle||unknown||Crown Depth||18in|
debris was extremely hard with many small layers that were appeared to be from heavy/rapid wind loading. Appeared to be a natural trigger, but could have been remotely triggered by a snow machine as there were tracks to skiers left and below the ridge line where this occurred. (This was right off the road)
Obvious signs of instability
|Recent Avalanches?||Yes||Collapsing (Whumphing)?||No||Cracking (Shooting cracks)?||No|
Light wind, cloudy that parted to sunny/partly cloudy by the afternoon.
Most of the area was clearly wind affected, lots of sastrugi. Snow was variable between supportable slab to soft.