Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Micro Dot

Date:
Observer:
Route & General Observations

followed a trail up normal route

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Unknown
Aspect SouthElevationunknown
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
Near Miss / Accident Details
Events of the day

It was scary and could have had a much worse outcome. Reflecting on the avalanche today I would like to share 3 points; leading up to the slide, during the slide, after. Before- The main run only had enough room for 2 or 3 tracks and I was 5th in line so I decided to ski the next run over even though I didn't really want to. During- I had to make some quick decisions and narrowly missed getting taken out by rocks and moving snow. After- Super Scary! You think about your life and dog and important stuff scary. As a group we talked about observing and estimating where someone would have been deposited, skier one stopping in a safe place and putting their skins on just in case, skier three safest route to scene of avalanche and having everyone switch to search.

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

This Avy started at the same elevation and approximate size of a slide immediately adjacent to an older one

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Mostly sunny

Snow surface

Powder