Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Fishhook Creek Valley

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Route & General Observations

Roundtrip Tour from Gold Cord Mine to Hatcher Pass Lodge.

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Forecaster Comments

This person lives up at HP.
The road is closed and will be for awhile.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect UnknownElevationunknown
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
Avalanche Details

Observed multiple storm slab avalanches. Most were soft slab or dry loose natural releases that occured during the Easter storm cycle. Didn't see any post storm avalanches on 4/6.

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Observer Comments

4/6 No wumphing or shooting cracks on slopes up to 25 degrees during tour. No recent or post Easter storm avalanches observed.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Clear, sunny, light breeze from the North. Temps in the mid 20s.

Snow surface

Ski penetration was only 1" to 2" into soft snow and grapuel pellets on top of storm wind board. A dust-und-graupel on crust.

Snowpack

There were wide spread areas on East and West aspects where wind scouring had removed the snowpack down to the "drizzle crust" layer. Widespread wind effected snow, wind wells, drifting and cornice building observed.

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