Avalanche: Hatcher Pass

Location: Peak 4600' - East Face, Government Peak - NE Face

Route & General Observations

Road observation from approx. MP 12 on Hatcher Pass Road. Avalanches observed on E face of Peak 4600 and on NE Face of Government Peak.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect East
Elevation 4200ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Avalanche on east face of Peak 4600' and connecting to an adjacent avalanche on a N aspect of gully running E-W between 3200' and 3600' on same face. Also, the entire northeast face of Government Peak (proper) seems to have sympathetically released as well. All from this last storm/wind cycle. I would estimate both slide areas at SS-NS-R3.5-D2-I

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

These observations made day after road closure removed. At some point during this last storm/wind cycle, multiple avalanches released on a diversity of aspects.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Clear with good visibility, light winds, temperatures in mid 20s F.

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