Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Micro Dot

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Route & General Observations

Observed large wet slab avalanche while skiing Micro Dot’s lower bench. WS-N-D2-R4-G on marked slope (see picture).

Multiple point releases on warming slopes (see Jeff Kase’s obs).

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Wet Slab
Aspect SouthElevation 4600ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
Width 200ftVertical Rununknown
Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Roller balls, warming snow, whumphing

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Sunny, temps 35-37

Snow surface

powder

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