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Observations

Region: Hatcher Pass
Location: Peak 4068, NE and NW aspects; Hatch Peak, NE aspect; and Marmot Peak, NW aspect
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Route & General Observations

Toured up into Rae-Wallace Bowl and then to Picnic Bench (4200′) on west ridge of MicroDot.

Avalanche Details

Avalanche details

Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Wet SlabAspect Unknown
Elevation 3600ftSlope Angle 35degCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownLengthunknown  

Observer Comments

Spring shed cycle. Large sympathetic releases on NE and NW faces of Peak 4068 that Ranger Pagni reported. Released between 6:00 and 8:00 a.m. yesterday, 5/18. Ran to ground and full length. Wet slab releases on NE faces of Hatch Peak and a multitude of point releases covering the NW face of Marmot (Rae-Wallace chutes).

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

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

Weather

Weather

Increasing solar radiation and moderate wind events over last 24-48 hours.

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

Wet heavy snow over top 6", firm base underneath.

Photos & Video

Photos



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