Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: N side 4068 & Hatch above Summit Lake

Route & General Observations

Noticed two recent human triggered slides while out touring today. One was north aspect on the Willow side of Hatch, just west of April Bowl above Summit Lake. Timing here unknown, but likely either yesterday or today (4/7-4/8). Hard to tell in the photo but it looked like ski tracks crossed the crown line, but I couldn’t see the bottom.

The other was on the NW side of 4068 crossing the skin track. Tracks look like the skier was able to bail off the side. Timing somewhere between yesterday afternoon and mid-day today (4/7-4/8).

Contact, Location & General Observations
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Forecaster Comments

The avalanche on 4068' was reported on Sunday. Not sure of timing with the avalanche on North Hatch.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger No
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect North
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Near Miss / Accident Details
Number Caught/Carried? 1Number Partially Buried?0
Number Fully Buried?0Number Injured?0
Number Fatalities?0  
Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
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