Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Mile 10.5

Route & General Observations

Went for a quick post work tour. Observed a very small (8ft wide crown, 6” depth) natural avalanche in a gully about halfway up the alder section. Observed a second larger avalanche at the top of the alders.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect EastElevationunknown
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depth 8in
Width 20ftVertical Run 20ft
Avalanche Details

Assuming this to be a natural avalanche. Ski track going through it appears to be investigatory, possibly the trigger. Slope angle appears surprisingly low to produce a natural avalanche, between 30-35 degrees.

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