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Observations

Region: Hatcher Pass
Location: Delia Creek-ish
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Route & General Observations

We skinned up the ridge east of Delia Creek, and after getting stopped by a sketchy knife edge section we descended an east facing slope (~35 deg) into the adjacent valley to continue that way. On the descent, I triggered a 4-6″ slab, which ran for a hundred feet or so. No burials.

Avalanche Details

Avalanche details

Trigger SnowboarderAvalanche Type Wet SlabAspect East
Elevation 3500ftSlope Angle 35degCrown Depth 6in
Width 25ftLength 100ft  

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

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

Observer Comments

Numerous wet slides on south and west aspects.

Weather

Weather

Sunny, light wind, ~35 deg F

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

Heavily sun affected on east, west, and south aspects. About 6-8" of dense, dry snow on north, shaded aspects.

Snowpack

We dug a pit at the head of the valley on a north aspect (~40 deg) and did two ECTs, getting ECTX twice.

Photos & Video

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