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Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Microdot - South Side

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Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect SouthElevation 4500ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depth 10in
Width 50ftVertical Run 80ft
Avalanche Details

6th skier down south side of Microdot on the day skied into a more confined and lower depth area with a slight roll over triggering a small soft slab slide of the storm snow layer. Skier was able to traverse out of the slide to safe area.

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

Some avalanches on steeper wind loaded aspects on drive in, nothing on this aspect.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Calm wind, no clouds, temperature rising throughout the day into the "I wish I had shorts on" range.

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