Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Independence Mine

Date:
Observer:
Route & General Observations

Observation from the Independence Mine area during the AAS Pro 1 Bridge exam.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Unknown
Aspect EastElevationunknown
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
Avalanche Details

Herd and then saw a small (D1, maybe D2) avalanche coming off the east side of Skyscrapper. Due to poor visibility unable to view what type or where it started but saw a fair amount of debris pouring down the middle rock band. Best bet is a loose dry or wind slab.

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

Two whumphs in the valley during the day. Notably one whumph happened in the middle of the large area we had packed down for the rescue exam. The whumph happened after the pack down session and 12 students traveled around finding and digging up beacons.