Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Government East bench

Route & General Observations

2460’, East, HS 138cm, Overcast Skies, S-SE winds Moderate w/ Strong gusts, Temp at car 4 degC similar on bench.
CTM 25cm, ECTX
Breakable surface crusts and wind board, riding in sheltered terrain features was heavy and wet.

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Forecaster Comments

This avalanche most likely occurred either 2/18 or 2/21.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger No
Avalanche Type Hard SlabAspect South Southeast
Elevation 2800ftSlope Angle 35deg
Crown DepthunknownWidth 35ft
Vertical Run 175ft  
Avalanche Details

Observed crown and debris of a recent slide in cross loaded gully adjacent and above our profile pit. Bad visibility made hard to gather details. Estimates given.

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