Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Micro Dot

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 NaturalRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type Wet SlabAspect South
Elevation 4600ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidth 200ft
Vertical 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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Sunny, temps 35-37

Snow surface


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