Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Eldorado Bowl

Route & General Observations

Toured up east side of Eldorado Bowl from the main parking lot. Didn’t get any whumpfing or cracking until I gained the ridge line of Skyscraper. Once on the ridge, I remote triggered (~10′ away from skin track) an avalanche in Eldorado Bowl. I proceeded further up the ridge line to check another angle. Dropped in for a ski cut and let loose the second avalanche.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect North Northeast
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown Depth3ftWidth 50ft
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

First avalanche was remote triggered, both cut to the bare ground, and both ran the extent of the bowl.

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

Hollow snowpack. I could easily put my pole straight to the ground without hitting much interference.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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8-10" of new snow, sunny and clear.

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