|Location:||Peak 4068, NE and NW aspects; Hatch Peak, NE aspect; and Marmot Peak, NW aspect|
Route & General Observations
Toured up into Rae-Wallace Bowl and then to Picnic Bench (4200′) on west ridge of MicroDot.
|Trigger||Natural||Avalanche Type||Wet Slab||Aspect||Unknown|
|Elevation||3600ft||Slope Angle||35deg||Crown Depth||unknown|
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).
Obvious signs of instability
|Recent Avalanches?||Yes||Collapsing (Whumphing)?||No||Cracking (Shooting cracks)?||No|
Increasing solar radiation and moderate wind events over last 24-48 hours.
Wet heavy snow over top 6", firm base underneath.