Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Blueberry Knoll

Route & General Observations

Standard trail up Blueberry Knoll and beyond to the next bench. Snowing about an inch per hour with wind deposit.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect SouthElevation 2800ft
Slope Angle 24degCrown Depth 24in
Width 15ftVertical Run 200ft
Avalanche Details

Multiple small skier-triggered avalanches on the bench above Blueberry Knoll. These were all on soft slabs of storm snow, over 2 feet thick, running on old snow. Going to be touchy out there tomorrow.

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

Weak snowpack structure, recent heavy snow loading.