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Observations

Region: Hatcher Pass
Location: Hatch Peak
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Route & General Observations

Skied some north facing aspects with dry snow.

Avalanche Details

Avalanche details

Trigger SnowmachinerAvalanche Type Soft SlabAspect Northwest
ElevationunknownSlope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownLengthunknown  

Observer Comments

Us 4 skiers didn't trigger or observe anything from where we were on Hatch Peak.

Upon return to the car, there was a party of snowmobilers who were waiting for friends to get dig out a backpack which was buried in an avy. They said the slope had been rode about 8 times already. They switched to riding an adjacent slope, and a combination of the rider snowmachining and a cornice falling triggered a large slide on the old slope. The slide ran far, into the area where they were hanging out and watching from. In sledding away from the incoming slide, a backpack they left was buried. Around Hidden Bowl apparently.

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

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

Observer Comments

Snowmachine triggered avalanche

Weather

Weather

Below freezing, on/off light to moderate winds, mostly cloudy.

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

Heavy frozen mush at the car, drying with elevation.



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