Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Stairstep spines area

Route & General Observations

Human triggered wet-loose sluff triggered a shallow soft slab.

Crust with sun affected areas.

No avy activity in morning, but observed wet-loose activity on southerly aspects in afternoon.

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Forecaster Comments

Human triggered wet-loose sluff triggered a dry slab while traversing the top of the slope. Powdercloud was observed at the bottom. Most of the debris looks wet from the multiple wet-loose sluffs that released during the afternoon.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SnowboarderRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type Wet Loose SnowAspect South Southwest
Elevation 3200ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown Depth 12inWidth 100ft
Vertical Run 2000ft  
Avalanche Details

Human triggered Wet sluff on S/SW aspect triggered a dry slab on W/NW aspect. Triggered by traversing slope.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

HEAT- wet loose activity during the afternoon

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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