Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Hatch peak

Route & General Observations

Descended one run from hatch common with no incident staying more to a ridge feature due to obvious signs of instability from the day prior. 2nd run let powder fever get the best of me and went more into an open but short slope . Made it down the slope without incident and turned around to see the mountain coming down after me. It seemed that I was near the bottom of the slope before it released.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SnowboarderRemote Trigger Yes
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect North
Elevation 4200ftSlope Angle 35deg
Crown Depth3ftWidth 200ft
Vertical Run 400ft  
Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
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