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Observations

Region: Hatcher Pass
Location: Hatcher Pass propper, near April Bowl
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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.

Avalanche Details

Avalanche details

Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Hard SlabAspect Northwest
Elevation 4100ftSlope AngleunknownCrown Depth 24in
WidthunknownLengthunknown  

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

Recent Avalanches?YesCollapsing (Whumphing)?YesCracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes

Observer Comments

Avalanche on a similar aspect on the tour up; Recent snowfall that was wind loaded on to weak and shallow snowpack.

Photos & Video

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