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Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Hatcher Pass propper, near April Bowl

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Route & General Observations

We toured from the closed gate up to Hatcher Pass proper near Summit lake. Started moving off the road SW and up the spur in the direction of Hatch Peak. About 100 feet up from the road moving in the direction of a wind loaded slope I triggered an Avalanche in a drainage that ran out to the road below.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Hard Slab
Aspect NorthwestElevation 4100ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depth 24in
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Observer Comments

Avalanche on a similar aspect on the tour up; Recent snowfall that was wind loaded on to weak and shallow snowpack.

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