Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Microdot- Avalanche

Route & General Observations

Normal routes skinning up and around all day.

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Forecaster Comments

Buried Surface Hoar is culprit weak layer being investigated.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SnowboarderRemote Trigger No
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect North Northeast
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown Depth 10inWidth 60ft
Vertical Run 600ft  
Near Miss / Accident Details
Number Caught/Carried? 1Number Partially Buried?0
Number Fully Buried?0Number Injured?0
Number Fatalities?0  
Avalanche Details

So I rushed into an area I had been riding for the last few days. Ignored the signs of new loading and other problems. We rode a lower line an hour before and no issues decided to drop into bigger line. I was thinking about a rock jump below and not what was going on in front of me. Poor decision making on my part. Deployed my ABS AVALANCHE BAG and floated out on top at bottom.

Events of the day

As stated poor decision making by myself in my line.

Rescue events

I used the tools we carry for this situation and my ABS AVALANCHE BAG did it's job.

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