|Location:||Hatcher Pass propper, near April Bowl|
Route & General Observations
We toured from the closed gate up to Hatcher Pass proper near Summit lake. Started moving off the road SW and up the spur in the direction of Hatch Peak. About 100 feet up from the road moving in the direction of a wind loaded slope I triggered an Avalanche in a drainage that ran out to the road below.
|Trigger||Skier||Avalanche Type||Hard Slab||Aspect||Northwest|
|Elevation||4100ft||Slope Angle||unknown||Crown Depth||24in|
Obvious signs of instability
|Recent Avalanches?||Yes||Collapsing (Whumphing)?||Yes||Cracking (Shooting cracks)?||Yes|
Avalanche on a similar aspect on the tour up; Recent snowfall that was wind loaded on to weak and shallow snowpack.