Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: 4068

Route & General Observations

Descended the N side of 4068. A member of the party immediately triggered a small soft slab directly below the ridge, which failed across a small rock outcrop and ran less than 45 ft. The weak slabs immediately broke up and acted similar to a dry loose slide. No other signs of instability were observed, soft snow all the way down.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect NorthElevation 3800ft
Slope Angle 35degCrown Depth 5in
Width 15ftVertical Run 25ft
Avalanche Details

Small soft slab, triggered right underneath the N ridge of 4068. Failure ran across small rock outcropping. Slow moving and low volume, acted similar to dry loose. Skier continued descending with no trouble.

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