Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Marmot

Route & General Observations

Ascend Marmot from fishhook lot, descend/ascend rae wallace, descend SW Marmot from top

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect North Northwest
Elevation 4500ftSlope Angle 46deg
Crown Depth 5inWidth 15ft
Vertical Run 20ft  
Avalanche Details

Estimated size and slope angle. We did not witness, but pretty certain it happened today.
Rae Wallace

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

Small wind slab avalanche, SS-ASu?-R1D1-I on Rae Wallace, see other notes

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Calm, -9C, Clear

Snow surface

NSF top ~10cm
Soft slab 10-15cm over NSF
1-6" New snow faceting


Multiple pits today studying wind slab, mid and basal weak layers.
See attached pit.
Strong strength, poor structure, low energy, high friction, low propagation

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