Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Hatch peak

Route & General Observations

Casual tour up the gravel road to Hatch Peak. Snow started at the gate.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type Wet Loose SnowAspect Unknown
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Wet slides of all sizes on all aspects on most of the peaks we could see (clouds). Looks like hatch is still going through shed cycle. Multiple crowns down to dirt on the ridge along Hatch peak and $1000 run and a smaller wet slide on the face of hatch pk. Sky scrapers ridge along the road has slid down to the dirt for almost the entire road. Winter is not giving up once you hit the Marmot parking lot though.

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


Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Cloudy, 37 degrees, rain/snow mix, minimal wind

Snow surface

Wet, heavy


Did not dig a pit