Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: IM, Skyscraper, Willow side of HP

Route & General Observations

Tour to observe recent avalanches and enjoy the sun. Deep snow and less wind effect on the Willow side.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type Dry Loose SnowAspect Southeast
Elevation 4500ftSlope Angle 42deg
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Natural dry loose on SE aspect of Skyscraper. Numerous small dry loose sluffs were observed today.

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

Numerous recent small dry loose D1-D1.5 on east thru west aspects up to 5000'
1 recent small storm slabs on W/SW aspect 4400'

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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9" new snow .5" SWE at 3550'
7" new snow .4" SWE at 2700'
in past 24 hrs

Low wind
20 deg F at 4500'
24 degF at 3550'
28 deg F at 2700'

Snow surface

9" new snow, settled powder, wind pressed in locations


no pits dug today
just observed recent natural avalanches

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