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Observations

Region: Hatcher Pass
Location: Summit Lake area
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Avalanche Details

Avalanche details

Trigger SnowmachinerAvalanche Type Hard SlabAspect South Southwest
Elevation 3800ftSlope AngleunknownCrown Depth 15in
Width 15ftLength 20ft  

Observer Comments

Hard slab, looked like it had been remote triggered by a snow machine. It released from a small terrain feature, the slope quickly shallowed which prevented it from running very far. What was also cool to see was that the slab was almost entirely intact in a single piece!

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

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

Weather

Weather

Slight breeze, cloudy turning to sunny/partly cloudy by the afternoon.



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