Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Microdot, Punkspines, Lane Valley

Route & General Observations

Lots of folks out enjoying the sunshine today. We observed several new avalanches from Saturday 1/29 on Microdot, Punkspines, and Arkose Ridge. Today, one snowmachiner triggered a large persistent slab avalanche north of Friendship Pass. A separate snowmachiner remotely triggered a large avalanche today up Archangel in Lane Valley. Yesterday 1/29 a snowmachiner triggered a large avalanche north of Skyscraper on the Willow side of Hatcher Pass. Its hard to say whether many of us made good decisions today or just got lucky.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SnowmachinerRemote Trigger Yes
Avalanche Type Hard SlabAspect East
Elevation 4400ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

second hand report of remote trigger after riding 10 runs

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

Recent avalanches today north of Friendship Pass and up archangel in the Lane Valley. Natural and human triggered avalanches yesterday too.

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