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Observations

Region: Hatcher Pass
Location: Stairstep spines area
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Route & General Observations

Human triggered wet-loose sluff triggered a shallow soft slab.

Crust with sun affected areas.

No avy activity in morning, but observed wet-loose activity on southerly aspects in afternoon.

Avalanche Details

Avalanche details

Trigger SnowboarderAvalanche Type Wet Loose SnowAspect South Southwest
Elevation 3200ftSlope AngleunknownCrown Depth 12in
Width 100ftLength 2000ft  

Observer Comments

Human triggered Wet sluff on S/SW aspect triggered a dry slab on W/NW aspect. Triggered by traversing slope.

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

Recent Avalanches?YesCollapsing (Whumphing)?NoCracking (Shooting cracks)?No

Observer Comments

HEAT- wet loose activity during the afternoon

Weather

Weather

SUNNY

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

CRUSTY

Snowpack

variable

Forecaster Comments

Forecaster Comments

Human triggered wet-loose sluff triggered a dry slab while traversing the top of the slope. Powdercloud was observed at the bottom. Most of the debris looks wet from the multiple wet-loose sluffs that released during the afternoon.

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