Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Microdot

Date:
Observer:
Route & General Observations

Quick tour from parking lot to about 4500ft on microdot shoulder. Weather was overcast and alternating between periods of light rain, light snow, no precip, and mixed precip. Winds were calm and visibility was poor. Light snow leaving the parking lot around 4pm which turned to rain at lower elevations

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Glide
Aspect EastElevationunknown
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
Observer Comments

Witnessed a glide crack release on Skyscraper at 1245. No one was on that slope at the time. Pictures attached.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

38 degrees and raining in the parking lot prior to departing. Overcast, poor visibility, calm winds. Turned to periods of snow and mixture of snow and rain.

Snow surface

Heavy, wet, dense snow, and sticky on the descent

Snowpack

Pit location: 61.79140, -149.26575, pictures attached
Elevation: 4,050ft
Aspect: 210 degrees
Slope angle: 27 degrees
Snow depth: 139cm
ECT-X. PST-X on both buried crust layers 65cm and 90cm from the ground

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