Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Palmer Fishhook Road Mile 15-16

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Route & General Observations

Drove up Palmer Fishhhook to mile 16 and turned around. The State is giving the road clearing a great effort with a blower.

It is a great day to ski the Glades above Skeetawk!

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Unknown
Aspect UnknownElevationunknown
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
Avalanche Details

Two avalanches spotted between miles 15-16 on Palmer Fishhhook. Neither avalanche made it to the road. Both were very wet, but I couldn't see the start zones from the road. I am guessing they are either wet slabs or glides.

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

Recent avalanches

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

36"-40" of new wet snow over night. Was still snowing hard at 1040 this morning while I was on the road.