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Observations

Region: Hatcher Pass
Location: Hatcher Pass Road: Gate to summit of pass.
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Route & General Observations

On an otherwise bleak day, I skinned from gate to summit of pass and return.

Avalanche Details

Avalanche details

Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Soft SlabAspect Southeast
Elevation 4000ftSlope Angle 30degCrown Depth 12in
Width 200ftLength 800ft  

Observer Comments

Several avalanches along S aspect of Skyscraper Mountain. These seem to be storm soft slab releases. At least one ran to ground and across the road.

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

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

Observer Comments

No whumphing or settling along the road.

Weather

Weather

Warm temperatures...probably just below freezing interpolating from Wx stations. Winds 15G30 mph. Especially exposed at pass.

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

Heavier density fresh snow from last 24 hrs ranging from 10" to bare ice at Pass.

Photos & Video

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