Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Hatcher Pass Willow Side

Route & General Observations

We sled access skied around the willow side of Hatcher Pass from 11am-6pm. Very nice day, mild temps, no winds. Tons of people getting after it. Spotted a few human triggered slides. Aforementioned by other observers: Womens Run, and Stairstep. I spotted one on the shoulder in the upper drainage/shoulder behind Stairstep. Our party triggered a small 20 ft x 20 ft slab in recent storm snow dropping off a ridgeline into north facing slope at 4600′ near Bald Mtn Ridge. We made about 30 skier-sled laps as a group on north and west aspects from 3500-4600′, and the small slab was the only incident.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger UnknownRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type UnknownAspect Unknown
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
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