Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Marmot

Route & General Observations

Went to Independence Mine for a XC ski. It was raining. Saw several natural wet slides on Marmot. Looked like they slide on dirt, or close to it. I assume that other similar gullies in the area released as well, but couldn’t see very far. Did not see any natural slide activity on less steep slopes, such as southern Marmot, northern sides of Hatch and 4068.

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

Several wet-loose slides seen on Marmot overlooking the Independence Mine parking lot.

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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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34F and steady light rain

Snow surface

several inches of new wet snow being eroded quickly by warm temps and rain



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