Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Government Peak

Route & General Observations

Toured up and down NE Ridge of Government. Many skiers and tracks on Sunnyside / S face of 4068. Several tracks down SE ridge of Government. Midday snow on ridges was wind affect but got softer the lower you dropped. Sun crust forming on S/SE/E facing slopes by 5pm.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect NorthwestElevation 4400ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depth 8in
Width 20ftVertical Run 500ft
Avalanche Details

Remote triggered a small soft slab on the NW side of the ridge while breaking trail along the ridge.

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

Numerous avalanches triggered shortly after yesterday's storm.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Sunny, no wind, temps in the 30s.

Snow surface

New snow. Sun crust by 5pm.

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