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Observations

Region: Hatcher Pass
Location: Lower flanks of Idaho Peak, into Goodhope
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Route & General Observations

Testing slope with snowmachine side hill cut low on the mtn. After 200+feet of sidehilling, a roughly 300 foot wide by ~1 foot crown released. Quickpit snow check prior to release showed the storm snow consolidated on top of the old surface layer.

Avalanche Details

Avalanche details

Trigger SnowmachinerAvalanche Type Soft SlabAspect East Northeast
Elevation 4700ftSlope Angle 30degCrown Depth 14in
Width 300ftLength 1000ft  

Observer Comments

See above.

Red Flags

Observer Comments

Quickpit showed storm snow stacked on top of a bad surface layer.

Weather

Weather

Night time, clear, cold. Wind picked up after we paused to analyze the avalanche debris.

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

New snow. Did not step down.

Snowpack

Informal quickpit with sled cut, then back to test by hand on the snow wall.



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