Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Peak 4068; Wimp Bowl Area

Route & General Observations

Toured from the resort parking area to Government Peak Glades; crossed Fishhook Creek and approached shoulder of 4068 into the Wimp Bowl run area.

Avalanche Details
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Avalanche Details

We observed an avalanche in the Sunnyside area (run # 30: http://www.matsuski.org/hatcher-pass-frontcountry-runs.html) that appeared to have been triggered by a skier (visibly connected to a set of tracks) that was maybe 2-3 days old.

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

The only sign of instability was an avalanche on Sunnyside area of 4068, around 3700' that appeared to be several days old.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Overcast, 15 degree temps, calm winds.

Snow surface

New snow from the prior storm was light and powdery.