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Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Peak 4068 (across the road from Marmot)

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Route & General Observations

Planned to skin up Peak 4068 from the Marmot parking lot. The slope was shaded and thus shielded from high temps/solar radiation. There was a well traveled skin track. A skier triggered avalanche ran the length of the slope around 1.30 pm on a ENE aspect. The avi covered part of the lower skin track. The skier was able to hang left and avoid the avalanche.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Unknown
Aspect NortheastElevation 4000ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
Width 50ftVertical Rununknown
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Widespread avalanche activity after recent storm snow.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

warm, sunny, clear, temps around 36 F. The avi occurred on a shaded aspect.

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